How Does Common Core Math Work?

Photos taken by confused or angry parents have gone viral thanks to a new way kids are learning math: Common Core. This method looks a lot different from the way it was taught in the past. But does this method make simple equations unnecessarily difficult and complicated? It shouldn't. Common Core is meant to help children understand math in a way that ties it into the real world, rather than teach them a method for quickly solving equations on paper. For example, most people were taught to "borrow" in subtraction problems with large numbers. With Common Core, students are taught to add to the smaller number in the equation until they it is a round, even, "friendlier" number close to the other number in the equation. All the numbers that were added to the initial number are then added to reveal the difference between the two. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

Written by Curiosity Staff July 16, 2016

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