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With Common Core, fewer topics covered more rigorously

from The New York Times

If the new mathematics standards adopted by New York and 44 other states work as intended, then children, especially in the lower elementary grades, will learn less math this year. But by cutting back on a hodgepodge of topics and delving deeper into central concepts, the hope is that the children will understand it better. So, for Mayra Baldi, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, that will mean focusing on numbers. "You have to deepen their understanding," she said. "You have to get them to think more." more


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