Common core math curriculum concerns, confuses some Ind. parents

04/7/2013 | StateImpact

Math instruction for Indiana's youngest learners is changing. Kindergartners and first-graders are using blocks and grouping numbers to learn addition and subtraction instead of using standard algorithms. This shift from traditional math instruction has prompted complaints from some parents and even organization of an anti-common-core group. Educators maintain that the new strategies are creating a solid foundation for math learning and preparing students to use standard algorithms later on.

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