Math ambassadors spread love of numbers in Calif. schools

A five-member team of math ambassadors is touring schools in the Salinas, Calif., area to instill a love of math in elementary-school students. The group, made up of local college students in partnership with an international math think tank, plays math games with students and gives teachers ideas for presenting math under Common Core State Standards. "We have to dig in deeper into how to teach students, what's beyond the book and be able to apply it across disciplines, as well as show how it affects the real world," said Gabriel Ramirez, principal of one of the schools on the tour.

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