How Common Is the Common Core?

Amanda Thomas
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This article identifies major differences between NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including examples and implications for practice.

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Amanda Thomas,, is an assistant professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg.

Alden J. Edson,, is a doctoral candidate studying mathematics education in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Thomas and Edson are fellows at the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC), which supported the research represented in this article. Both are interested in the study of curriculum standards as well as digital curriculum materials development and use.

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