Great article explaining common core math. Don’t believe the haters! By the haters I mean that weird super right wing lady who used to do the splits on Saturday Night Live.
I can guarantee if I took a survey at Starbucks right now, and asked people how to perform long division, convert a mixed number to a fraction, recite the quadratic formula, factor a binomial, and complete the square — most would fail.
Not because math is too hard or people are bad at it, but because memorization and algorithms are not the best ways to retain information.
We remember through context, understanding and application.