Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this book focuses on individuals involved in K–12 mathematics education—particularly educators and parents—who seek to improve their understanding of mathematics and help students succeed. The authors tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve student learning.
Chapter 1: Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Mathematics Education
Chapter 3: The Common Core Mathematics Debate
Chapter 4: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction
Chapter 5: How to Help Your Child Learn Mathematics
Epilogue: Conclusion and Action Steps for Educators and Parents
Appendix: Additional Resources for Parents
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