Shift to conceptual math is taking place in some Ill. districts

04/1/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Two Illinois school districts are working to align math education with the Common Core State Standards. "As educators, we learned math procedurally. We memorized a formula, put it out, and we got our 'A's,'" District 58 teacher Ginny Lauterbach said. "Procedure is not what the new Common Core is all about. It's conceptual."

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