Middle Tennessee State University, Motlow State Community College and the Bedford County, Tenn., government are teaming to provide extra guidance to help math educators implement the common core standards in classrooms next year. During a recent session, teachers worked together on a project-based lesson involving furniture design. "My structure of teaching needs changing," teacher Shelli Burk said, adding, "It needs to be more student-based versus me leading. I need to be more of a facilitator."

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