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ABOUT THIS PAGE: This page is being posted for parents who are
looking for a onestop hub for indepth information about the mathematics curricula being
used in our school district. "Yes2Math" site developers are NK district
parents who are concerned that, through a legitimate desire to improve the quality of
math instruction for all students, our school administrators are choosing all the wrong instructional materials
and approaches for our kids. The sites below address specific issues related to curricula including
"Investigations
in Numbers, Data and Space", "Connected Math", "College
Preparatory Math" and programs with a similar
pedagogical approach. (ALSO SEE "WHY WE'RE
CONCERNED")
One of our school board members was asked about his position on "Math Reform" and curriculum choices. Find out his response here. 
ON THIS PAGE:THOUGHTS FROM A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AN OVERVIEW OF THE "MATH REFORM" CONTROVERSY 

HERE'S WHY WE'RE CONCERNED... DOES THIS QUOTE BOTHER YOU? THIS IS WHAT THE WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI) PUBLISHED IN A DOCUMENT TITLED "TEACHING AND LEARNING MATHEMATICS", DATED MARCH 2000. (Read for yourself! Go to Page 58.)
“Students
exhibit four basic "dysfunctional" [author’s emphasis]
mathematical beliefs (Borasi, 1990;
based on a review of Buerk, 1981,
1985; Oaks, 1987; Schoenfeld,
1985a): EXACTLY WHAT IS "DYSFUNCTIONAL" HERE? PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW FOR MUCH, MUCH MORE.... 
Curriculum
Reviews and Commentary: 

TERC
"Investigations in Number, Data and Space" B. Braams (PhD): TERC "Investigations" review Plus more LINKS from Dr. Braams
W.G.
Quirk (PhD): TERC "Investigations" review
"Fuzzy
Math" in Wisconsin (PDF)
Wilfried
Schmid (PhD): Harvard Prof Speaks Out
W.S.
Wilson (PhD): Johns Hopkins Prof Speaks Out "Do [TERC and similar] programs prepare students for calculus?" by S. Ocken, Math Prof. at CUNY: Wellreasoned presentation of the shortcomings of "Investigations" for collegeprep math
Kids
Do Count! Excellence in Math
Teach
Utah Kids Connected
Mathematics Project (Connected Math, CMP) CMP Review by
Mathematically Correct CPM / College
Preparatory Math "Math Problems: Why the U.S. Department of
Education's recommended math programs don't add up" Math method not working for some Too Much PR


An Overview...  
A comprehensive history & analysis of the current "math reform" craze. Also discusses the political stalemate that is maintaining the "status quo".  
In the News: (Many more recent news items available at wheresthemath.com)  
Boston Globe Editorial on Boston teachers' feelings about TERC (Nov. 2004) "There's a new fourletter word among some elementary school teachers in Boston: "TERC."  Seattle Times Editorial by U.W. Atmospheric Sciences Professor (Nov. 2004) "Increasing numbers of our students have been forced to take remedial math courses prior to starting the normal college curriculum."  
Seattle Times Editorial by Ballard High School Math Teacher (March 2005). "As we direct our curriculum more and more toward skills that are reflected in the WASL, we harm our students' chances for success in college."  
National Links:  
MathematicallyCorrect The granddaddy of them all! CA activists who organized and prevailed. Curriculum Reviews HERE. 
NYC
HOLD NYC math activists' siteheavy hitters here! Many links. 

"Math
Wars" Essay What's going on in math education? David Ross, PhD, Kodak Labs Mathematician, explains 
American
Enterprise Inst. Lynne Cheneymoderated discussion with NCTM head and math reform opponents including "Mathematically Correct" founders 

California's New Improved Math Standards How would your Washington State student measure up? Practice Tests for each grade level HERE. 

State/Local Links:  
Where's The Math? DOTCOM Information about what's going on with math reform in Washington Stateour own MathematicallyCorrect.com. 
"Math Instruction Needs Discussion" (MIND)Another concerned citizen's web site!  
Parents
for Math Matters (Spokane) A parent's organization petitioning for change in Spokane 
Seattle Teacher's Testimony before the Seattle School Board  
Bellevue
School District Parents' letter of concern 

On The Other Hand:  
TERC
Web Site Developers of the "Investigations" curriculum make their case 

Peripheral issues:  
Math
classes & Gifted/Talented Students "Age based tracking versus ability grouping in elementary school mathematics" 