This is the third piece in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick.

## An espresso-based job interview, a 1962 algebra book, and procedures vs understanding

Barry Garelick: I hoped I would be allowed autonomy in my new teaching job, but for the most part, I was glad they brought me in out of the rain.

## Various Narratives, Growth Mindsets and an Intro to One of my Parole Officers

Barry Garelick shares this anecdote from his teaching career to provide “deep understanding” of any narratives you wish to supply.

## Drilling “Rote Understanding”

Barry Garelick: To overturn students’ “doing without knowing” reformers have created students for whom “understanding” foundational math is not even “doing” math.

## Standards for Mathematical Practice (Part III)

This is Part Three of a three part article [Part One, Part Two] which provides the description of each of the Standards for Mathematical Practice as written in the Common Core math standards. It discusses aspects of each SMP that can be interpreted along conventional or traditional approaches to math teaching and contrasts this with […]

## Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (Part II)

This is Part Two of a three part article [Part One, Part Three] which provides the description of each of the Standards for Mathematical Practice as written in the Common Core math standards. It discusses aspects of each SMP that can be interpreted along conventional or traditional approaches to math teaching and contrasts this with […]

## Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (Part I)

This is Part One of a three part article which provides the description of each of the Standards for Mathematical Practice as written in the Common Core math standards. It discusses aspects of each SMP that can be interpreted along conventional or traditional approaches to math teaching and contrasts this with how each one may […]

## Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Sets Precedent for Common Core Stds

Interesting opinion on Education Next . They state: Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act included a ruling on Medicaid that may have serious implications for education policymaking. The Court ruled that Congress went too far when it told states they would lose existing Medicaid funding if they did not comply with the […]

## Article by Frank Quinn of Virginia Tech on Common Core

Excellent article by Frank Quinn, a math professor at Virginia Tech University, on the reform curriculum in general, and the Common Core Standards in particular, in being bad for math education. The article is called “The Reform Curriculum is Counterproductive for High-Tech Careers”. He gives a quick but accurate description of what reform math is […]