## What was so controversial about the Common Core math standards?

Common Core has been controversial since the beginning. While some people hailed it as a much-needed educational reform that would correct equity issues and improve education in a global society, others saw it as an infringement on state’s rights issues, especially in light of way it was tied to federal funding.

## What are the standards for mathematical content?

Standards for Mathematical Practice

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.

**Why do we use Common Core math?**

What is Common Core math? The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice were designed to reform the American education system, with three main goals: Provide graduating high school students with the skills they need to be successful either in the workforce or in post-secondary education.

### What is the benefit of Common Core math?

The Common Core standards offer a new approach to math that emphasizes more conceptual forms of understanding, and if states and districts implement the reform well, the instruction will give students deeper math skills. Common Core math also has the potential to better prepare students for a career.

### What is Common Core math vs traditional?

The CCSS for math diverge significantly from the current state standards because they require an altered teaching approach. Instead of focusing on the ability to compute and solve, Common Core standards stress the understanding of underlying mathematical concepts.

**Why does Common Core math exist?**

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice were designed to reform the American education system, with three main goals: Provide graduating high school students with the skills they need to be successful either in the workforce or in post-secondary education.

## What does Common Core teach?

The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.

## What are the five mathematical process standards?

They were based on five key areas 1) Representation, 2) Reasoning and Proof, 3) Communication, 4) Problem Solving, and 5) Connections. If these look familiar, it is because they are the five process standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2000).