Common Sense and the Common Core – Building Coherence Across the Grades in Math Lessons

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Building Coherence Across the Grades in Math Lessons

One of the strengths of the Common Core State Standards is that they are constructed in a way that can help students make sense of math.  In many places in the standards, specific representations of concepts are called out. The understanding of how these representations are related across the grade levels is a prerequisite for teachers as they help students recognize that math is not just a collection of procedures, but a coherent set of ideas that transcend many areas of math.   To learn more about this coherence in the common core and see it in action, watch our latest episode …

 

We hope you enjoyed the video from our special guest, Assistant Professor at Fresno Pacific University, Darrell Blanks?  As you can see, he is definitely an expert in his field.  He has taught grades 2nd through 8th and he has served as a math coach for grades K-8 over the course of the 26 years in public education. He has for the past 6 years been the instructor for the Teaching Elementary Mathematics course in the teacher education program at Fresno Pacific University.  If you have a question for Darrell, feel free to ask … Contact Darrell Blanks through his website…

www.blanksclassfpu.weebly.com

And … check back frequently to watch future episodes of Common Sense and the Common Core !

 

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