Email message sent November 14 to all KCTM members by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics:What is attached?
The Standards for Mathematical Practice are Essential for Mathematics Proficiency: A Position StatementWho wrote the position statement?
The position was written by the Kentucky Committee for Mathematics Achievement (CMA), a committee legislated in 2005 (KRS 158.842) by the Kentucky General Assembly to “have the ongoing responsibility for providing advice and guidance to policymakers in the development of statewide policies and in the allocation of resources to improve mathematics achievement.” The CMA consists of 26 members representing all levels of education in Kentucky (represented organizations are listed on the position statement.)What groups have endorsed the position statement?
The position statement was written by the Committee for Mathematics Achievement and has been endorsed by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.What does the position statement say?
In brief, the Standards for Mathematical Practice must be used in concert with the Standards for Mathematical Content in designing professional development for teachers, in evaluating and choosing mathematics curricula, and in assessment. Why is the position statement necessary?
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics were written with the intention of the integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice with the Standards for Mathematical Content. The specifics of the Standards for Mathematical Practice appear only once at the beginning of the printable CCSS document; whereas, the specifics for each Content Standards appear throughout the CCSS document. The online version lists the Standards for Mathematical Practice only once, separate from the Standards for Mathematical Content. This separation could potentially lead the Standards for Mathematical Practice to be overlooked in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.How can I learn more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics?
A series of podcasts are available at ITunes. Download ITunes and search for KY Core Academic Standards. For more information on the Committee for Mathematics Achievement visit our forum.Please read and share this document with your colleagues and administrators.http://www.kctm.org/Resources/Documents/Committee%20for%20Mathematics%20Achievement%20Position%20Statement%20on%20Standards%20for%20Mathematical%20Practice%20Sep30.docx