Common Core Math 1.OA.D.8

One of my least favorite standards that I taught in Common Core is this one. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the…

The Common Core and Bloom

My favorite educational theorist has long been Benjamin Bloom. He was the creator of Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning that stipulated learning happen in a hierarchy from knowledge all the way to evaluation. His 6 levels…

Common Core Where It Went Wrong – Development

Last week we discussed why I believe something like the Common Core is needed. This is a video explaining the goal of Common Core. I can’t argue with the necessity of anything in the video….

The Common Core – Why it is Necessary

As a teacher I have long believed that some type of national standards were necessary. I believe this because standards varied so much from state to state. With the increased mobility occurring in our country…