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How am I supposed to get through all the curriculum for Algebra in one year with the common core. Somedays I am teaching 2 dif. objectives without giving the students time to comprehend the 1st... I also have to deal with students not having the foundation coming into the classroom that they should have. I feel like I'm on the track with the 50 yard dash to get through the year with the common core..I thought the purpose was to shrink the curriculum and dig deeper with fewer concepts...I don't see that happening at all. HELP

Sep 7, 2013 2:21pm

  • Math
  • 9-12
  • Common Core


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    • Nov 8, 2013 6:28pm

      In the early years of adoption of the CCSS-M, I believe Algebra I teachers in most districts will find their most productive efforts will be in developing the Standards for Mathematical Practice. We can do this by introducing problems that can be solved different ways at different levels of cognitive function. It will take some time for professional development and student progression to reach the point where Algebra I teachers no longer have to spend huge quantities of time remediating students' memorized-confused procedures from earlier years. Here is a document that should be widely circulated that explains exactly what kinds of "tricks" need to disappear and what kind of reasoning should replace them: