EdSource roundtable focuses on the details and controversy surrounding state's proposed new math guidelines.
Detractors and supporters disagree on whether teaching standards through “big ideas” and creating new high school pathways will achieve more equitable outcomes for all students.
California's new mathematics framework must increase access to advanced math but also ensure that all students have the preparation they need for college and careers in STEM fields.
Instead of arguing over which advanced math courses best prepare high school students for their futures, California policymakers must ensure that all students have access to multiple high-quality options.
California's newly revised framework relies too heavily on unproven theories about how to teach mathematics.
Teachers have to get creative to get students excited about math and make up for lost time, after a year of distance learning.
Drafters of revision tempered language, reiterated local control of 8th grade Algebra and reemphasized high-level math options are for all students.