Monday, December 28, 2015

Favorite comment of '15, cont: Anonymous and Anonymous

On Math problems of the week: Common Core-inspired math vs. Singapore Math

Anonymous said...
The new problems are much wordier and demand wordier answers. Are they trying to disfavor boys, AS kids and ELL?
Anonymous said...
I found that drawing diagrams for the CC problems was far more cumbersome that simply working them numerically because conceptually they were very straightforward. Not so with the Singapore problems which are not straightforward at all unless you draw a diagram.

Why couldn't the US simply adopt Primary Mathematics as the "standard" and be done with it?

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