The Common Core State Standards are changing how schools teach students and prepare teachers. Educators in a Connecticut district will have access to coaches and specialists to help them implement new math standards in early grades. "Before, students memorized the math procedures -- how to add and subtract and multiply -- but didn't understand why it worked," Deputy Superintendent William Glass said. "Now, they are decomposing numbers, breaking them down to basic elements," he said.
How common core is reshaping elementary-school math
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