How’s that been working out for you? Dept.

traditional math

A recent article on what and how wonderful Common Core is supplies the ongoing narrative that just won’t quit no matter how many parents call bullshit.

A slump in math education through the early 21st century within the United States triggered the desire to improve how the country educated students in both math and language. That became known as the common core and was adopted by New York State in 2011. 

That slump has been going on for some time as has the desire to improve math education. Every generation disparages the previous as having taught math wrong, with the principle reason being that it is being taught as “rote memorization” without understanding.

While there may be certain aspects of the common core followed in private schools, there is more freedom to use different methods, like at Harley School in Rochester. “They might all be 8 or 9 years old,” said Margaret Tolhurst, third…

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