Veronica Garcia

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A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards

<i>A set of guidelines adopted by 45 states this year may turn children into "little mathematicians" who don't know how to do actual math.</i><p>zhu difeng/shutterstock<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for TheAtlantic.com describing some of the problems with how math is currently being taught. …

Common Core’s Newer Math

A return to mathematical ignorance<p>The following sentences from the <i>New York Times</i> could have been written today in homage to the Common Core Standards …

America's Math Textbooks Are More Rigorous Than South Korea's

But students in the U.S. still have much lower scores than their South Korean counterparts. Why?<p>South Korea has some of the highest math scores in the world. On the 2012 PISA math test, the mean score for a South Korean student was 70 points higher than for an American student. Lots of theories …

Education: practical maths in schools is a formula for future success

Conrad Wolfram, an entrepreneur and teacher, has a challenge for the British education system. In the UK, he asks, why do we introduce coding in primary schools but ban calculators? Instead, why not allow pupils to solve problems using computers in class and in exams? "Maths should be more …