The Common Core method has many parents concerned. Complaints range from “it’s too focused on understanding the steps instead of getting the right answer” to “it’s too complicated, I can’t even help my kids with their homework.”
But the way maths was taught before Common Core was not always the only way. When the so-called “New Maths” was introduced in the 1960s it was met with much of the same criticism Common Core is facing today.
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