NCTM: Common core math encourages critical thinking

09/5/2013 | FoxNews.com

The Common Core State Standards continue to create national debate. Some critics say the new math standards allow for wrong answers and undercut critical thinking. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics disagrees with these critics. "One of the things we learned from research, and there's a lot of it out there, is that kids do not necessarily learn from the algorithmic method," Linda Gojak, president of NCTM said, adding: "The assessment is that it is more about kids making sense of what they are learning instead of memorizing a step-by-step process."

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