March 11, 2014

‘Common Core’ Math Suggestion

If Common Core styles teach math in a way that makes more complex math easier to learn, why not?

I hadn’t seen the new way to do subtraction” until recently, but I was always a math kid, so I read this quick little article on it. The idea of counting up to get to an answer for a subtraction problem seems counterintuitive, but as Mr. Hermant Mehta suggests if it teaches math in a way that makes more complex math easier to learn, why not? Especially in an age of standardized testing and real-world word problems”, I’ll go back to my old adage: As long as you learn the material, does it really matter how you got there?”

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