Math Standards Redux
Thanks to everyone who has sent in math quiz problems so far. Keep em coming! I'll probably post the first one a week from Friday, since this is a holiday weekend and I hope we are all going to be spending less time on the computer! Thanks, too, for the programming suggestions for writing fractions and exponents and more beautiful math problems on the blog.
Washington Post reporter Michael Birnbaum wrote in today's paper about Virginia's process of updating its math standards. A driving goal of the revision, of course, is to get more students ready for algebra by middle school.
Kindergartners would be expected to be able to count to 100, not just to 30. Perimeter and area would be introduced and explored in third grade, instead of in second grade.
If you want to delve into the details of the proposed revisions, a working document is available here.
If anyone is aware of any dramatic changes under consideration, let me know.
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