Article about Common Core math
April 5, 2014 7:56 PM Subscribe
Trying to find an article I read sometime in the last three months about Common Core math.
The article started out talking about why Common Core math does make sense. It then described how basic addition and subtraction seem simple but are actually quite difficult concepts at a young age, in addition to being boring. In contrast, the basic concepts of knot theory and set theory are more interesting and more accessible at a young age. The researcher in the article (possibly the author) wanted to find more concepts that are interesting and accessible - I think there was a phrase about finding "advanced but conceptually simple" topics - to make math more appealing intuitive for kids.
I think I read this in the New York Times, but I'm not sure.