Math classes in Idaho schools to go deeper than memorization

08/25/2013 | Idaho Statesman (Boise), The

Math lessons and activities that require students to use critical-thinking skills -- instead of rote memorization -- will be regular components in many Idaho schools' math classes this year. In one school, a teacher has traded flash cards for strategy cards that provide questions that guide students' thinking about solving math problems. In another school, educators will use student-written word problems to help students connect math to their lives and interests.

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