Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java required.
From the article, which highlights the divisive turn conversations about the Core have taken: “The debate over the Common Core is now caught up in a larger fight about the merits of education reform writ large. In this increasingly toxic environment, Common Core has become one more conspiracy to uncover, one more grand scheme for the fringe on the right and left to fight against.”
The group of states with high-quality CCSS resource collections continues to grow. Came across this site from Hawaii this week and it looks good. I still wish that there was a common resource site for all states (it only make sense with the “common” core, right?) but right now, there isn’t. I also wish every state was offering as much as states like Hawaii, Kansas, North Carolina, and others.
Alfie Kohn is a thought leader that I really respect. His opinions always seem to resonate with me. I’m curious to dig into this interview to find out what he thinks about the CCSS. He certainly has some criticisms of national standards that are worthy of consideration.
Great interview with professor Myra Zarnowski of Queens College about nonfiction and the Common Core state standards. I.N.K. (Interesting Non-Fiction for Kids) is a great blog by non-fiction authors…a good one to follow!