id: 06560932
dt: j
an: 2016c.00322
au: Otten, Samuel; de Araujo, Zandra
ti: Viral criticisms of common core mathematics.
so: Teach. Child. Math. 21, No. 9, 517-520 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D30 B70
ut: goals of mathematics education; content selection; curriculum; standards;
learning objectives; reform of mathematics education; parent attitudes;
innovation; mathematics and society; educational policy
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/2015/Vol21/Issue9/Viral-criticisms-of-Common-Core-mathematics/
ab: From the text: Although many reasons exist to support the Common Core State
Standards for Mathematics, different groups have found many reasons to
oppose them. One particular criticism circulating on social media is an
attack on problems embodying the Standards for Mathematical Practice
(SMPs), which are mathematical ways of thinking, or habits of mind,
that “mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in
their students". This criticism rests on invalid reasoning and a desire
for back-to-basics mathematics teaching that has been discredited in
research literature. In our opinion, the mathematics education
community must raise a unified voice in response.
rv: