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Problems with American Math Education

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As you read about Common Core math standards you have to ask yourself, “What are they trying to do to our children?”  The new standards introduce algebraic thinking in Kindergarten – long before children are capable of abstract thinking – when they should be just beginning to memorize math facts. What a way to make […]

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Grizzley Bear Moms

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 16, 2013 0 Comments

Six months ago I’d never heard the names of Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle. Today they are some of my heroes, and I’ve never even met them. When they learned about Common Core they studied it.  When they didn’t like what they found they weren’t afraid to tackle it head on. Don’t ever underestimate the […]

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The Accidental Blogger

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 14, 2013 3 Comments

I’ve never really wanted to run a website or be a blogger. I am a poor typist for a number of reasons; either there is a child in my lap or it’s too late at night – neither of which are very conducive to clear logical communication. But, last summer (2012) my sister drew my […]

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