This department accepts articles that examine mathematics education issues with the potential to stimulate the interest of TCM readers and cause them to think about an issue or consider a specific viewpoint about some aspect of mathematics education. This editorial analyzes and responds to viral Web posts that claimed to reveal the absurdity of math problems inspired by the Common Core.
Zandra de Araujo, firstname.lastname@example.org, are colleagues at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Otten studies such mathematical practices as reasoning-and-proving and attending to precision. De Araujo studies teachers' strategies for supporting the mathematics education of English language learners.