kitchen table math, the sequel: Stop me if you've heard this one

Monday, January 30, 2012

Stop me if you've heard this one

In Waterloo, Iowa, Investigations in Number, Data and Space, is being used and getting rave reviews, according to this article.

Here's a quote taken right from the article. Stop me if you've heard it before:

"Administrators describe the curriculum, published by Pearson Education, as providing rich, problem-based, student-centered lessons that foster inquiry and develop critical thinking skills. They believe the result of developing those skills will be increasing student achievement."


Anonymous said...

Hah! I love the first tag.


SteveH said...

"Young said the district's emphasis has to be to help educate parents about the new curriculum..."


The parents just don't understand. That must be it.

Jen said...

It's always fun until someone gets hurt...or uh, until no one learns any math for a few years.

Karen W said...

We'll be seeing a lot more of this in Iowa. K-8 schools are required to have their plans for implementing the Iowa Core finished this summer, with full implementation required by 2014-15.

KTM readers will recognize the familiar constructivist buzzwords at the Iowa Dept. of Ed website describing the Iowa Core.

Anonymous said...

If only the kids could learn the language used to describe the textbooks rather than the content of the textbooks. Higher-order thinking!

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