3/15/2013

The Common Core State Standards seek to help students understand why they are using particular concepts and skills to solve math problems, high-school math teacher Alison Crowley writes in this commentary. This means a shift in the classroom from "GPS" style -- or auto pilot -- to more exploratory learning, she adds, noting that by adopting new teaching methods, such as hands-on and project-based learning, educators can help spark a deeper understanding of math.

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