My One-Page Summary of Proposed Common Core Changes

I published a handy one-page summary of the recently proposed changes to the Common Core high school math standards in New York. This PDF file briefly summarizes what I consider to be the most important suggested changes. Many of the changes were relatively minor – small changes in grammar or breaking long standards into shorter bullet point-type standards. Other changes were more significant, such as removing the requirement that students divide polynomials using long division.

You can find the one-page summary on my other web site, Reach the Source (, which contains resources related to Common Core high school math in New York State. The state Education Department is allowing the public to comment on the proposed changes online until November 14 at

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