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18 Dec: Traditional Math vs Common Core: What Parents Should Know

Traditional math education typically follows a straightforward approach, focusing on procedural methods and memorization of formulas. It emphasizes mastery of fundamental arithmetic skills before moving on to more complex concepts. On the other hand, Common Core math aims to deepen understanding by encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and a conceptual understanding of mathematical principles. It emphasizes reasoning and real-world application of…

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30 Mar: Freaked About Common Core?

Here’s how you can drop the fear and support your child: Just mention “common core math” to any parent of school-aged kids in the US and chances are you’ll hear a strong opinion. Parents often say things like: “Why is common core so confusing?” or “Shouldn’t finding the right answer be enough?” Some parents see value in the newer approach…