What role do basic skill drills play in today's math education?

11/25/2012 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics generally call for a shift away from rote memorization and instead extol higher-level math understanding, writes economics teacher Mary McConnell. She suggests that drilling students in basic math skills has a place alongside lessons that help students understand why their answers are correct.

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