^{ Type post Author Jonathan Bartlett Date March 31, 2021 Categorized Education, Mathematics Tagged Common Core math, math curriculum, Mathematics, mathematics education, Mathematics education reform, New Math }

## The Fundamental Problem With Common Core Math

_{Intuition relies on skill, not the other way around}

_{ Jonathan Bartlett March 31, 2021 Education, Mathematics }

In 2010, a bold effort to reform math curriculum was adopted by the majority of the United States. Known as “Common Core Math,” the goal of this endeavor was to establish a common foundation of mathematics education across the country, and to help bolster not only students’ mathematical abilities, but also their mathematical intuition. The goal was to help students think about math more deeply, believing that this will help them work with mathematics better in later years. Before discussing problems with this approach, I want to say that I appreciate the idea of helping students think more deeply about mathematics. After years and years and years of mathematics education, many students wind up thinking about mathematics as merely a set…