Publications & Resources
Supporting Math Teachers in Their Transition to the Common Core: Implementation and Effects of MDC
Deborah La Torre Matrundola
This presentation examines the implementation and impact of the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) in ninth grade Algebra I classes in Kentucky. Through its use of one- to two-day formative assessment lessons (FALs) developed by the Shell Centre, MDC seeks to support teachers in their transition to the Common Core math standards and practices. This presentation includes a review of how the FALs are designed to incorporate deeper math reasoning and cognitive complexity, as well as findings from the implementation study.
La Torre Matrundola, D. (2014, December). Supporting math teachers in their transition to the Common Core: Implementation and effects of MDC. Presentation at the annual meeting of the California Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.