tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post5221872696765793890..comments2022-01-22T01:58:33.984-08:00Comments on Forever in First: Common Core Math BashingTammyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comBlogger20125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-26104553404925044282014-12-12T16:22:16.797-08:002014-12-12T16:22:16.797-08:00April, thank you for joining the conversation. I&...April, thank you for joining the conversation. I'm not an advocate of "packets" and homework for little people in general. Also I can only speak for myself but my time is spent growing mathematicians who understand what they're doing and can talk about it too. I'm sorry that you have the sense that teachers are teaching to the test. That's not cool, and I don't believe that's at the heart of CC. I'm sorry that this whole new way of thinking is frustrating. I hope you can find some answers that help you and your young mathematician feel successful.Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-48588017672070895922014-12-12T16:18:05.661-08:002014-12-12T16:18:05.661-08:00Laur, thank you for thinking I'm brave. :)Laur, thank you for thinking I'm brave. :)Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-51352752523254166962014-12-12T16:17:46.468-08:002014-12-12T16:17:46.468-08:00Tara, thanks!Tara, thanks!Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-89357165035789241472014-12-12T16:17:37.612-08:002014-12-12T16:17:37.612-08:00Sara, your situation does sound tough. I'm so...Sara, your situation does sound tough. I'm so very sorry.Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-39555801401192949242014-12-12T16:17:15.521-08:002014-12-12T16:17:15.521-08:00Chrissy, it's been such a great movement. I&#...Chrissy, it's been such a great movement. I'm very thankful too.Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-63476681513539318422014-12-12T16:11:45.474-08:002014-12-12T16:11:45.474-08:00Melissa, yes I love the math conversations that br...Melissa, yes I love the math conversations that brings deeper meaning!Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-57741616831015244352014-12-12T16:10:20.030-08:002014-12-12T16:10:20.030-08:00Em, I totally agree. We're learning how to be...Em, I totally agree. We're learning how to be better math teachers. It's all good.Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-64502426347813588592014-12-12T16:08:58.682-08:002014-12-12T16:08:58.682-08:00Barb, you are fortunate that meaning is your found...Barb, you are fortunate that meaning is your foundation instead of memorization. :)Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-23886281257584646832014-12-12T16:08:26.987-08:002014-12-12T16:08:26.987-08:00Lori, I really do think they're going to under...Lori, I really do think they're going to understand what they're doing. Parents mean well. I'm hoping we can help them out.Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-85155514145457626772014-12-12T16:06:27.349-08:002014-12-12T16:06:27.349-08:00SiouxGeonz, thank you for doing the conversation. ...SiouxGeonz, thank you for doing the conversation. Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-85346377214031726982014-12-11T18:41:03.850-08:002014-12-11T18:41:03.850-08:00Wonderful post! I think you are right that it can...Wonderful post! I think you are right that it can be confusing to parents, but I think students will come out of this with a deeper understanding of math concepts and not just memorization of facts and formulas.<br />Lori<br /><b><a href="http://conversationsinliteracy.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Conversations in Literacy</a></b>Lorihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14511344892381128298noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-14195940254719026132014-12-11T08:59:07.569-08:002014-12-11T08:59:07.569-08:00Great post Tammy. Since I'm a Canadian teacher...Great post Tammy. Since I'm a Canadian teacher I didn't realize the CC was under attack. That's really too bad! Luckily our BC math curriculum is strong on "making meaning". Barbarahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16776494983428336686noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-75685404770235337252014-12-10T19:11:14.296-08:002014-12-10T19:11:14.296-08:00I have never been confident in math. But bc of CC ...I have never been confident in math. But bc of CC and the way the standards are written And the focus I have put into learning more...I am a much stronger confident math teacher. I am so thankful for my mind shift.Em Hutchisonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02714399463592010921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-79506760420236827912014-12-10T16:06:24.970-08:002014-12-10T16:06:24.970-08:00Tammy,
Hooray Hooray for your blog post today! I...Tammy, <br /><br />Hooray Hooray for your blog post today! I believe the same way you do too! I reflect on the math I learned as a child and it had NO MEANING! Now we want students to be able to explain their thinking behind the work they are doing. In my state we have a lot of parents who put their child in Russian Math...it's the drill method of math!!! I think my own children are very lucky to be learning math with meaning and using tools that help them think deeply about numbers. Melissa Mrs. Clancyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07797211336092447991noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-28687130428050966072014-12-10T13:23:34.665-08:002014-12-10T13:23:34.665-08:00Thank you for sharing this. I am not a teacher, j...Thank you for sharing this. I am not a teacher, just a parent of a first grader. You are right in that I come from a different kind of math and I, honestly, view myself as being horrible at math, old or new. I get frustrated with it. I don't understand why you have to draw circles or pictures to be taught math. And why does she have to come up with a sentence to add 2+2??? The homework packets that come home are sometimes overwhelming for a person that isn't used to that kind of method. I feel like, since I don't understand it, how can I help her with it? Then will the way I explain it to her cause her to become confused? That's why I read teaching blogs to see if I can get even a smidgen of instruction on how to help her. It's a constant inner battle, am I doing more harm than good and then I get frustrated at CC. I have been against it for about a year now. I feel that more of the teacher's time is spent "teaching to the test" and you all seem to be evaluated on what kids do on these tests instead of what they actually learn in your class. I want my child to have teachers that she can look back one day and know that they loved teaching her. I'm rambling, I know. I had wondered what teachers thought about the new standards and, from anti-CC groups, you're told that teachers can't be honest about it all. So to read this does make me feel slightly better about it and I thank you for that. But I still don't understand what drawing circles has to do with learning math. LOLAprilhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03472414249006863100noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-49111964084607959532014-12-10T07:51:17.163-08:002014-12-10T07:51:17.163-08:00We need brave teachers like you to help us all und...We need brave teachers like you to help us all understand what's really going on with changes in teaching. Bravo, my dear.Laurie Robertshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12020716858241000530noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-68345176305582415372014-12-10T02:21:16.984-08:002014-12-10T02:21:16.984-08:00Love!
Tara
The Math ManiacLove!<br /><br />Tara<br /><a href="http://theelementarymathmaniac.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">The Math Maniac</a><br />The Math Maniachttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-2660592145831244832014-12-09T18:45:10.082-08:002014-12-09T18:45:10.082-08:00This is a tough one for me, as my district has tol...This is a tough one for me, as my district has told us to follow a certain curriculum 'with fidelity.' I have frustrations with it, and so do parents. I think it's hard for them to separate the two. Sara at schoolhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03826113370064170051noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-46498371860887576652014-12-09T18:12:10.410-08:002014-12-09T18:12:10.410-08:00I've felt that same personal attack even thoug...I've felt that same personal attack even though I know people don't mean it to seem like that. CCSS have brought changes to my teaching that I love and firmly believe are going to be better for my students. Thanks for posting about this and for sharing your math site. <br />Chrissy<br /><i><b><a href="http://firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">First Grade Found Me</a></b></i><br /><br />Chrissyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09600194205141940569noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7605926763598675958.post-26723659019314945262014-12-09T17:39:35.500-08:002014-12-09T17:39:35.500-08:00This also turns Common Core from being a scapegoat...This also turns Common Core from being a scapegoat to something *real* and complicated. Good for you!SiouxGeonzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14852040976080951492noreply@blogger.com