Abstract

As the majority of the nation has adopted Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), studying parents' resistance to these standards becomes vital in improving parental involvement and support of school mathematics reforms. Using Schoenfeld's (2011) model for decision making as a framework, an online survey and six interviews were conducted. The results of the survey showed that parents' resources related to student experiences and the mathematical methods students are performing are affecting their resistance toward CCSSM. The survey results also showed that parents' orientations related to the difficulty of the standards and politics affects their resistance toward CCSSM. The interview results inform the mathematics education community of what parents view as CCSSM and the goals, orientations, and resources that affect parents' resistance toward CCSSM.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics Education

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Date Submitted

2015-03-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd7555

Keywords

CCSSM, Common Core, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, mathematics education, policy, reform, parents

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