Shane Vander Hart: Canadian provinces would be wise to emulate Quebec’s success in math, but we in the United States would be as well.

## A Common Sense Approach to Common Core Math

Barry Garelick is providing a great service to parents and teachers who have no choice but to navigate through the Common Core Math waters. Garelick has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and after retiring from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency he sought out credentials to teach secondary math in California. He […]

## Algebraic Thinking for Those Who Don’t Know Algebra?

Barry Garelick’s article yesterday in Education News tackled the issue of teaching kids the “habits of the mind” that make up algebraic thinking before that student has learned algebra. He said what happens instead is that particular thinking skills are taught without content to support it. In essence you get math problems without math. That […]

## Kids Experience Testing Success When They Grasp Basic Math

Brain science now tells us that kids who grasp basic math experience testing success. Does the Common Core Math Standards help or hurt?

## Common Core Math Standards Making the Simple Complicated

Barry Garelick wrote at The Atlantic about the Common Core Math Standards. Basically he says that kids are required not to just learn how to make a calculations, but also how to explain why they are doing so. The standards actually elevate this above learning how to solve math problems. Garelick points out a couple […]

## Barry Garelick: Common Core Math Standards, A Mandate for Reform Math

Barry Garelick, a TAE advocate, wrote an op/ed for Education News. Here’s an excerpt: Mathematics education in the United States is at a pivotal moment. At this time, forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core standards, a set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading. Thirty-two states and the district […]