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As a homeschooling mother of 2 (currently finishing teaching Algebra 1 to my 7th grader), I know what I think of the math concepts I've seen with common core. Though these ideas don't impact my children, I am concerned for children overall. What I really want to know is what veteran math teachers are saying about these things. Those who have taught for 20 years - what do you think? Children are malleable and willing to try anything presented by an enthusiastic adult. This story does nothing to present facts on whether these methods are beneficial for kids. What are the math minds saying? NOT the corporations selling the curriculum, please.
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