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Mathematics Research and Articles

Selections on the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics


Mathematics Research and Articles

Phoenix Rising: Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life

Berkeley mathematics professor, Hung-Hsi Wu, explores deficits in existing mathematics textbooks and teacher preparation and how the CCSS can help solve this problem. Article from American Educator. 11-pg PDF.

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Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Using concrete examples from Liping Ma's famous book, mathematician Richard Askey explores what it takes to achieve deeper mathematics learning. Article from American Educator. 8-pg PDF.

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Reassessing U.S. International Mathematics Performance: New Findings from the 2003 TIMSS and PISA

AIR research study concludes that improved performance on international mathematics assessments requires building a strong mathematics foundation in the early grades. Research study prepared for the US Department of Education. 32-pg PDF.

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Common Core State Standards Mathematics: The Relationship Between High Standards, Systemic Implementation and Student Achievement

Research by education professor Bill Schmidt provides evidence for the claim that successful implementation of the CCSS can improve student achievement in mathematics. Link to video and PowerPoint presentation.

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Three Pillars of First Grade Mathematics

Mathematician Roger Howe explains coherence and conceptual mathematics in the CCSS using the example of 1st grade math. 8-pg PDF.

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Reaching the Goal: The Applicability and Importance of the Common Core State Standards to College and Career Readiness

Research on how applicable and important the CCSS are to entry-level college courses and entering the workforce. Scholarly article by education professor David Conley. 230-pg PDF.

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