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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mathematics Education On The Cusp

"The Common Core math standards have been contentious since they were launched several years ago, with many parents taking to social media to complain about their kids getting incomprehensible homework. Kids are now expected, for example, to explain how multiplication works using the “box” and “lattice” methods. These methods take longer, and are harder to master at first, but have been shown by some research to be more effective than the multiply-and-carry method, particularly for kids who have trouble memorizing things. And while they may be new for this generation of parents, they have been around since at least the 13th century."

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/the-man-who-tried-to-kill-math-in-america/429231/

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