Elementary School Math: Article Analysis

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The article I chose is called "Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math." The article is discussing the new standards for elementary math that have been implemented in 45 states. The new standards require the students to show a deeper understanding of the concepts they learn. They will have to demonstrate their knowledge, instead of just memorizing facts. Jeanie Behrend, an education professor says, “Most people think math is computation at the elementary level – drilling them in the skills, math is really about application and problem solving.” She is bringing up the fact that math is more than just memorizing numbers and being able to recite them. The new standards are obvious of this. The article also discusses

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