**Cognitive Science and the Common Core Math Standards**

a .pdf link from Chem Review

This extensively documented 10 page paper contains the truth that current pushers of Reform Math do not wish to acknowledge. This paper has a well reasoned analysis of various aspects of the CCMS - Common Core Math Standards. It looks at cognitive science and learning.

Overview: The OECD tested

**numeracy (solving problems with mathematical content)**in 22 nations and

**USA placed last at #22 out of 22.**

**Between 1984 and 2011, as a percentage of bachelor's degrees awarded, the percentage of degrees awarded in physical sciences and engineering fell by 40%. Nearly 60% of Freshman who declared their intent to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM fields) failed to attain those degrees within 6 years.**

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The paper explains what went wrong.

It covers Cognitive Architecture.

It does a standards analysis over the years.

Covers CCSS adoption.

It looks at addition and subtraction and automaticity.

Learning facts- sequence and timing

Standard Algorithms. --

Theories of Learning

Reasoning vs Algorithms

Discovery and Misconceptions

Activities and Conceptual Understanding

Conclusion : CCMS are an improvement over 1989 NCTM type standards.

**However the repeated delays and omissions in memorization result in learning strategies that simply do not work.**The 2010 Math standards are at odds with 2017 Cognitive Science. A re-examination is required.

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