I recently attended a New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) meeting in Albany to talk with union representatives and members about Eureka Math, which is widely in use in classrooms across New York. My colleagues (Marianne Strayton and Catriona Anderson) and I were a little cautious. With so much misinformation about the Common Core State Standards circulating in the media and elsewhere, we didn’t quite know what to expect that Saturday morning.
Standards aren’t the same as curriculum. Standards are goals, or […]
When do you know you really understand something? One test is to see if you can explain it to someone else—well enough that they understand it. Great Minds Inc.’s teachers and scholars have written math curriculum for New York students and teachers that routinely requires students to “turn and talk” and explain the math they learned to their peers.
That is because the goal of the curriculum on EngageNY is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics. […]