The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Murat Akkus

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The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) was published in 2010 and includes a complete collection of standards that are published and reviewed as a ‘common core’ in which math skills have been extensively adopted. The recommendations provided have been entirely or partially adapted by more than 47 states of the US. Authorities have commited and incredible amount of time, money and resources in creating these new standards and additional effort will be required to implement these standards The new math standards address two established issues in US education, the ordinary quality of mathematics learning and equal opportunity in U.S. schools. It is a fact that deprived students are most likely to have inexperienced or under qualified teachers, and children from impoverished families are much less likely to have the same kind of supports or enrichment opportunities than their more fortunate peers. It is important for the authorities to produce and adapt material for the development of children in such a way that it can clearly address the content and practice of math for the CCSSM and this material should be able to give learning and teaching methods which are in line with CCSSM. It is concluded from this research that there are challenges that have emerged for implementation of CCSSM in which basic challenges include issues of quality, equality, challenges for math teachers, and teaching CCSSM to disabled students.


Educational policy; Common core; CCSSM

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