High-school math should focus on reasoning, group says

10/7/2009 | Education Week

High-school students need the ability to apply lessons learned in their math classes to everyday situations, according to a group that represents math teachers. Guidelines released by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics focus on using reasoning in the classroom to learn math and apply it outside the classroom. "Currently, many students have difficulty because they find mathematics meaningless," the group wrote. They also note that students will become more enthusiastic about math when they connect it to the real world.

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