Educators are encouraged to teach math in context

12/6/2012 | Examiner.com

Teaching math in context -- rather than in isolation -- is among the strategies educators should employ in their effort to improve students' math achievement, says Linda Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. "We are moving away from traditional methods to help kids deeply understand and identify why these things [methods] work; a lot of kids don't get math, and also for them to explain the reasoning, and not just [give] the right answer," Gojak said following a teach-in at a school in Chicago, where NCTM recently held its Regional Conference and Exposition.

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