What does a new policy publ ication for high school mathematics have to do with you and with elementary school mathematics? Everything! Learn why.
W. Gary Martin and Lisa Kasmer
Ok-Kyeong Kim and Lisa Kasmer
Mathematical reasoning is fundamental to the learning of mathematics. when reasoning is effectively and routinely promoted and fostered in the classroom through justifying solutions, developing ideas, predicting results, or making sense of observed phenomena, students can develop a deeper understanding of mathematical ideas.
Dung Tran, Barbara J. Reys, Dawn Teuscher, Shannon Dingman and Lisa Kasmer
This commentary highlights the contribution that careful and systematic analyses of curriculum or content standards can make to questions and issues important in the mathematics education field. We note the increased role that curriculum standards have played as part of a standards-based education reform strategy. We also review different methods used by researchers to compare and analyze the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, each method designed for a particular purpose. Finally, we call upon mathematics education researchers to engage in careful analysis of curriculum standards and to share their findings in ways that can inform public debate as well as support education professionals in improving student learning opportunities.