Ted Nutting, a retired math teacher in Seattle, said the key to closing achievement gaps is explicit instruction meaning explaining concepts in a clear, straightforward way, showing each student how to use them and following up with lots of practice – including rigorous tests.
Barry Garelick: To overturn students’ “doing without knowing” reformers have created students for whom “understanding” foundational math is not even “doing” 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 […]