Parents adjust as math learning becomes more connected, less rote

09/18/2012 | Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.), The

The math curriculum associated with the Common Core State Standards will be an adjustment for teachers, students and parents. Schools are seeking "deeper understanding" in math, says Linda Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. "In the last 10 to 20 years, in light of technology, there's been a shift in focus from teaching kids to be human calculators, rote computational skills, to really having a deeper understanding, like what does it mean to multiply, what does a fraction mean, getting that deeper understanding."

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