By Kimberly Beltran
Monday, October 08, 2012
Educators charged with creating the blueprint for how California schools will teach new math standards tied to the common core jumped late last week into the bulk of that work – an exercise that while widely anticipated remains frustrated by the lack of funding for districts to ultimately take advantage of their efforts.
The new math frameworks will be used by publishers to update instructional materials and also to inform training and professional development teachers will need in the common core.
But the 19-member Math Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee has also been asked to weigh in on the politically-charged question around eighth grade algebra.
With adoption last month of legislation needed to direct the activity, the frameworks panel