Posting the standard every day

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  1. mathmagic

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    Love it! Helps them focus their mind on what they're doing for the day, probably allows their brain to start bringing up prior knowledge, and in general, gives a structure for their brain to retain the information around.
     
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    This is fruitless. He's hearing but not listening. How unfortunate.
     
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    Let me give you a little help on how to not make it into a public versus private debate. See that word after "when" and before "middle". Yeah, just cut that out of there, and then you won't need the stuff before the first comma either. Easy game, huh?
     
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    I have a Single Subject teaching credential in math, which certifies me to teach math for grades 6-12. I’ve also had considerable success teaching younger students, though I cannot teach in an official capacity as I’m not certified to teach the lower grade levels. This does not stop parents requesting me to private tutor them, however, and their math skills become noticeably enhanced thereafter. That’s what I base my comments on. I’ve been private tutoring for almost ten years and have a very large clientele base.
     
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    Correct. I meant comment. I thought I saw two question marks.
     
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    And I have a degree in math, K-8 Cert, and a secondary (4-12? or 6-12? I forgot haha) endorsement for math, which allows me to technically teach high school, like you. That said, I know that my experience has lended itself moreso to elementary, so I know that that is my strength and area of expertise. I've tutored a couple high schoolers and written high-level math competitions, but again, my experience (especially within standards/curriculum) is mainly elementary.
     
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    Let me show you how you are: When I first meet a client, I ask them to show me how they have been taught to do something before I show them my methods. I shake my head if I see them trying to solve a problem using the tedious and ridiculous algorithms they were taught in public schools because it’s very time consuming and they are only solving it the way they memorized to do it. They actually don’t understand what it is they’re doing. I, personally, don’t use ever use Common Core Math instructional methods.

    Get it now?
     
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    Well, I’ve never had transfers from private schools who were taught this stuff.
     
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    :beatdeadhorse:
    (They really need to get rid of these smileys...it's a bad temptation.)
     
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    No. Common Core consists of standards, not instructional methods. They are different entities. I’ve taught with many sets of standards during my years in education. Not a single set of standards ever included a particular instructional method. Common Core is no different.
     
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    I feel so bad, haha. I just am responding to people misinterpreting my posts. They should all be read an explicitly stated. I mean what I say and say what I am.
     
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    I know Common Core is a set of standards. I should have more careful when my words with I said “Common Core Math instructional methods.” Would it be more proper to say instructional methods as outlined in various Common Core Math texts?
     
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    So???? If you don't want to make it public vs private, why even mention where they are transferring from?
     
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    Because I’m addressing primarily public school teachers. Though, it is not necessary to say where they have transferred from, but it’s still incredibly frustrating for my colleagues and me because we constantly have to undo what some students were taught and bring them up to speed. It’s a lot of work and they should have mastered the material they previously learned wherever it is they came from, public or private.

    College professors and universities are saying the same thing: High school students are woefully unprepared for college-level writing and math. Something has to change, and that something starts when they are in elementary.
     
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    I would leave Common Core out of it completely. It is a math text aligned to Common Core standards. The methods these texts choose to teach the standards are not all the same. If they were all the same then there wouldn’t need to be so many choices in textbooks.
     
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