Common Core for Mathematics has the potential to be a positive instructional change for students. In order for students to experience the change, however, it depends on the teacher and his or her view of math instruction.
For generations, strong teaching meant giving good lectures. Lectures that kept students interested – maybe prompting a question now and then – were a success. The gold-standard lecture gave children all the information needed for homework and test-taking.
The shift to Common Core is still rolling in at most high schools, with teens caught midstride in the traditional algebra-geometry path allowed to finish their journey, while incoming classes start the integrated math 1, 2, 3 progression.
The home economics class where decades ago girls learned to cook and sew has evolved. Today, co-ed classes still tackle homefront issues but include nutrition alongside sauteing and focus on fashion sense more than stitching.
Beyer High School robotics team members compete at the national and world level, their winning robots acing the game. But a trip to Doctors Medical Center brought into focus a more serious side of the technology: What robotic dexterity and precision can achieve in medicine.
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