“…to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.” – Bill Gates, 2009 Speech To Natl. Conference of State Legislatures
The goal is to align everything so that students and the money have nowhere to go but Common Core.
Many of you out there might think about E.T. and the Speak and Spell when the name Texas Instruments comes up. Heck, I had one as a kid.
Many of you who got the E.T. reference are probably also parents, so now you can think Common Core when you hear the name Texas Instruments. Yaaaay… death of a childhood memory.
DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments (TI), the most trusted brand in graphing technology, is excited to announce a collaboration with The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the public voice of mathematics education. TI and NCTM have joined forces to develop practical ideas and classroom activities to help teachers respond to the changing educational landscape and implement effective teaching strategies that allow all students to succeed in mathematics. The new activities will be unveiled at the 2014 NCTM Regional Conference, October 29 -31 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school support the teaching practices outlined in NCTM’s new publication,Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. This landmark publication supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The activities use TI-Nspire™ technology to demonstrate for educators how to implement the eight essential Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions.
*SNIP* Read the rest. Links to NCTM and Texas Instruments included there.
Related Texas Instrument/Common Core alignment and money making partnerships:
— TI Calculators (@TICalculators) October 28, 2014
— Darren Burris (@dgburris) June 21, 2013
— Tonya (@Im4Math) May 19, 2014