Common Core High School Mathematics

Do we still need Benchmark Testing For Common Core Math?

Why is that after a year of Algebra 99% of the students entering Geometry cannot remember or explain what is y=mx+b and connect y=3x+2 to a graph? Teaching to the test may have improved school test results for grades K-8 but it did not help the students in the long run. Teaching to the test resulted in short cuts to get an answer and not a strategy for learning mathematics. Principles to Action by NCTM (2014) research identifies the indicates the failure of the traditional instruction methods. This is the reason for the development of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM). If instruction must change then assessment must change as well.

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Blending Tools For Mathematics Instruction

You’’re probably rolling your eyes at the screen. If you’’ve been anywhere in the remote vicinity of the education realm in the past couple years, you’’ve heard of and have probably seen efforts to blend online and offline learning in your classrooms and schools.

On a very basic level, Blended Learning is simply the use of online learning (via the web, digital program, or other digital means) and offline learning (traditional brick-and-mortar setting, group-based projects, discussion, etc.) as a means to personalize instruction within the classroom.

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