Will the common core help improve problem solving?

04/8/2012 | Edutopia.org

Former administrator Ben Johnson writes in this blog that the Common Core State Standards focus on literacy will benefit students' problem solving. Johnson offers a real-life example in which he fixed a broken lawnmower by using what was believed to be useless junk stored in his garage. The junk -- like information stored in the brain -- was necessary to find the solution, or resolve the problem.

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