Category Archive: CCSSM

Nov 19

The CCSSM, and now the new SAT, have Moved the Needle

Introduction Two days ago I was at an excellent presentation on the new SAT test. It was at the WIU Mini Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching. For the second time in 3 years, I experienced, in one 40-minute presentation, a paradigm shift. I was very impressed by what I saw with the new SAT. I …

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Mar 29

Verifying Trig Identities in the CCSSM

My question is below. Bill McCallum’s answer is here: From: “William (Bill) McCallum” <wmc@math.arizona.edu> To: “James R Olsen” <JR-Olsen@wiu.edu> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 8:06:34 PM Subject: Re: trig identities question   Jim, As you have noted, the identities explicitly required by the standards are limited. But the standards do not cover everything that STEM …

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Mar 28

State Testing: An Interactive Breakdown of 2015-16 Plans

Check out https://twitter.com/DrOlsen314/status/714479412406837248 #CCSS #PARCC #SmarterBalanced #ACT #SAT

Mar 27

CCSSM and PARCC: Finding the Quality Mathematics (there’s plenty)

This posting provides links to various for this presentation made at the Annual ISMAA Meeting in Dekalb, IL on 3/27/2015. My abstract is here. Background CCSSM is here.  PARCC page is here. My Common Core Math Standards: Information, Links, and Resources page is here.  PARCC The PARCC test has met much criticism (from parents, teachers, …

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