Here’s an authentic bit of information about the Common Core math standards from Fox10 in Phoenix, Arizona. Play the video. It’s short and to the point. And you hear from Bill McCallum, an author of the Common Core math standards, what they’re all about.
Here it is in an eggshell:
“A lot of kids come to college, they’ve done algebra, but it’s like an eggshell; when you hit the outside and it crumbles because it’s all based on memorized procedures,” he said. “Kids need to know why what they’re doing is working because in the process of solving the problem you learn mathematics.”