Sunday, November 14, 2010

Singapore Math: NY Times Article, via O'Reilly Radar, (plus other math-related links)

Making Math Lessons as Easy as 1, Pause, 2, Pause... (Singapore Math in the U.S.)
Winnie Hu, NY Times, 9/30/10

Mathematics education in the U.S. schools is a topic that has been under debate for a long time. Here are a few links to related websites, articles, and documents:

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (pdf)

Comments on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics (pdf)
June 2010, U.S. Coalition for World Class Math

Illuminations:  Resources for Teaching Math (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010)

NCTM Standards and Focal Points, PreK-8th Grade Mathematics

10 Myths about Math Education And Why You Shouldn't Believe Them
(An article that rejects the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics model, circa 2005)

Natural Math ("Beautiful Math, Useful Math, Meaningful Math, Fun Math")

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