In all fairness, and because I promised, here’s another video, this time touting DPS’ work with Everyday Math. A former teacher asked me to.
I’m still feeling like we need a blend of teaching/learning approaches for our math curriculum. There’s a place for this math curiculum.
But here’s an issue: do we help kids learn in robust ways with various perspectives, or do we teach them what’s on the CSAP?
I think you know what my answer will be, and the solution is to give school communities more site-based curriculum decision-making power to discern that for themselves. The goal should be to teach kids well so that they pass the CSAP by default.
Tell me what you think in the comments below.