Core math tools: Supporting equitable implementation of the common core state standards for mathematics

Christian Hirsch, Brin Keller, Nicole Fonger, Alden Edson

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Abstract

Core Math Tools is an open-source suite of Java-based software tools that include general purpose tools-a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, interactive (dynamic) geometry, data analysis, and simulation tools-together with topic-focused Custom Apps and Advanced Apps for triangle congruence and similarity, data modeling, linear programming, three-dimensional visualization, and more. Core Math Tools provides a unique linked tool set that supports the full range of contemporary high school mathematics. This design promotes the important mathematical practice of selecting and strategically using software tools. Accompanying the software is a Website at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) providing content designed to help school districts meet the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). This chapter describes and illustrates use of the software in implementing rich tasks aligned with the CCSSM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationK-12 Education
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages489-509
Number of pages21
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645035
ISBN (Print)1466645024, 9781466645028
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Hirsch, C., Keller, B., Fonger, N., & Edson, A. (2013). Core math tools: Supporting equitable implementation of the common core state standards for mathematics. In K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 489-509). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4502-8.ch029