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Common Core: "Old" Math vs. "New" Math?

Mar 16, 2014

GOT THE CORE CONCEPT? A photo of a complicated solution to a math problem according to the Common Core and subsequent denunciations of “new math” has been making the social media rounds. Chicago HS math teacher Hemant Mehta responds by arguing, “Common Core doesn’t say, ‘Do this.’ Rather, it suggests some general standards that students at each grade level should meet, and most states have agreed to adopt those standards.”

column | Policy

Common Core: "Old" Math vs. "New" Math?

Mar 16, 2014

GOT THE CORE CONCEPT? A photo of a complicated solution to a math problem according to the Common Core and subsequent denunciations of “new math” has been making the social media rounds. Chicago HS math teacher Hemant Mehta responds by arguing, “Common Core doesn’t say, ‘Do this.’ Rather, it suggests some general standards that students at each grade level should meet, and most states have agreed to adopt those standards.”

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