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09-26-2011, 09:39 AM
From S.F. Examiner (http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/09/solutions-changing-math-classes) by Amy Crawford:

The traditional math class may soon become obsolete as San Francisco school officials roll out a curriculum based on new national standards over the next few years.

“You’ll see a lot less teacher in the front, kids in rows struggling to write down examples,” said Kristen Hernandez, math coordinator for San Francisco Unified School District campuses in the Mission district. “It’s getting away from, ‘There’s one way to do it.’”

This month, the school district announced it had received a $3 million grant from the San Francisco-based S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation to help revamp its curriculum to match the math portion of Common Core, a set of national math and English standards California adopted in 2010.

Under the new math standards, Desmond said, students will be more likely to work on projects and in groups. Though the skills they learn, such as arithmetic, fractions and algebra, will mostly be the same, teachers will look at how well students reason rather than simply whether or not they get the right answers.

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