Common Core. General Overview for Parents. What is the Common Core?. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
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General Overview for Parents
Out to lunch…Last week, I was at a restaurant with a group of friends. The bill came and this is what was said…
“I’m not good
at math, have Drew figure it out.”
“I’m not good at reading, can you read this to me?”
Why is it socially acceptable to be innumerate?
21% of Americans possess numeracy skills at the lowest level . . . [which] means that people cannot . . . work out the change from $2 when buying goods worth $1.58.
(Murray, 2000. p. 2)
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
How did changing the numbers influence the “difficulty” of the task?
Do they understand?
• Optional comprehensive and content-cluster measures that include computer adaptive assessments and performance tasks, administered at locally determined intervals
• Designed as item sets that can provide actionable information about student progress
• Mandatory comprehensive accountability measures that include computer adaptive assessments and performance tasks, administered in the last 12 weeks of the school year in grades 3–8 and high school for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics
• Designed to provide valid, reliable, and fair measures of students’ progress toward and attainment of the knowledge and skills required to be college and career ready
• Capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing, i.e., efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and quick turnaround of results
• Produce composite content area scores, based on the computer-adaptive items and performance tasks.
The owner of an empty building wants to construct walls to divide the building into individual storage units. All the space in the building will be used for the storage units. Each storage unit will have a door on the outside (perimeter) of the building.
Design the Storage Building
The grid that follows represents the rectangular floor of the building. Draw lines on the grid to divide the floor into 9 individual storage units.
The following rules apply:
• Each unit must have a rectangular floor.
• Each unit will share one side with the outside edge (perimeter) of the building.
• The storage units must not overlap.
The sizes of the storage units and the number of each size that must be included in the drawing are shown in the following table.
Dimensions of Floor (in feet) Number of Storage Units in the Building
5 by 5 1
5 by 10 2
5 by 15 1
10 by 10 2
10 by 15 1
10 by 20 1
10 by 25 1