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AMTNYS Conference

So, I’ve been at the AMTNY conference for the last few days and really enjoying it. I presented yesterday on “Building a Better Common Core.” It was well attended with about 80 people coming to hear me speak about the Common Core Algebra I project and how it came to be.

Besides the talk, my wonderful wife, Shana, and I have been hanging out at the eMathInstruction booth and talking to so many great educators from around the state.

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So many of the math teachers we have spoken to share the confusion and exhaustion that so many of us feel. It’s been a tough road these last few years and it doesn’t look like it will let up anytime soon. Still, together, I’m convinced that we can take control of the curriculum and help shape it in a way that both gives our kids a better mathematical foundation while not taking away their childhood in the process.