Math standards…here we go!

I spent Monday and Tuesday working with teachers and coaches working on a pacing guide for our district.  It was very difficult but interesting work.  The new math standards will be a challenge to everyone, not just the students.  We have to look at the way we teach math differently.  Students are not prepared for this and it will be a challenge to get everyone to change their mindset and conceptual thinking.  I think that is only good for all of us to get math back to the way it used to be, not just teaching kids to compute and nothing else.  We will spend to more days to finish the pacing guide.  Hopefully it will be published quickly enough for teachers to work this summer and be prepared for next year.  New things to come.

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