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    Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I'm wondering what you think of this new way of doing math.

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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    All throughout school, I cut straight As in all my math courses up to college level probability and statistic. If I had been taught this way, I think I would have given up.

    But, with Common Core, we will all be taught to think and reason alike. It will be much easier to help us understand what we need to know.

    We can all work together for the common good and the common goal.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I was thinking the same....what is wrong with the old way?
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    it is not really a new way of math only a new tool to help students to visualise the problem, analyze and then solve. I am using this system in Thailand where critical thinking is not the norm. hopefully the students will use these thinking skills in all of their class's as copying and rout memory will only get you so far .

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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    We're doomed!
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    when I was in school very little in Math was explained it was always memorise and do, never ask why
    "just do it because I said so" does that phrase sound familiar. I remember when calculators first came out they were not allowed in class. many students now can't even make change with out the help of the cash register. we need both new tools and basic math skills to inpower the youth.

    you probably were taught a similar example or method when you were in 2nd or 3rd grade but don't remember it now,

    I have no problem with trying new teaching methods but I really worry about the changing of history and wording in textbooks that is going on in USA.

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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Explain the Common Core example above and how it makes "better", if any sense.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    students are taught place value starting from ones, tens, hundreds , on up
    so the number 649 6 is in the hundreds so has a value of 600, 4 is in the tens so has a value of 40
    9 is in the ones so value of 9. To me I see it as a tool to help young students understand the concept of numbers and how they are used and relate to each other. After 3rd grade the student will probably never hear of this again but it will be in their math mental programing for life and they probably won't realise it as they get older.

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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I see. That's much clearer that starting with ones, then tens, then hundreds.

    But, doing the Common Core math is what blows me away.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    Common Core Math is just buzz words to make it sound important LOL. Every industry has their own buzz words or slogans or sayings that to an outsider may sound odd or difficult but is usually B.S.

    I just attended a workshop on Core Curriculum to Standard Levels of Achievment. short form or lay person means " writeing lesson plans"

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