Thursday, August 14, 2014

Math problems of the week: Common Core inspired 4th grade math

A continuation of last week's problem of the week. For all that Common Core advocates claim about what is and isn't stipulated in the Common Core goals, what ultimately matters is how actual people actually implement them in actual classrooms.

From a 4th grade problem set included in a list of "common core math word problems" on the LakeShore Central School District website:


Barry Garelick's recent article, "A Common-Sense Approach to the Common Core Math Standards, elaborates the "explain how the algorithm works" standard and discusses how it might best be implemented.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know. For that matter, why does musical notation "work?" Why does the periodic table of elements "work?" How many 4th grade teachers could explain why this answer "works?"