Several years ago the Common Core math standards have been contended by many people. These new standards have introduced a new way of learning multiplication, amongst other new methods, which has parents venting their frustrations on social media. These parents explain that they themselves have trouble trying to figure out the new method of multiplication, and don’t understand how their elementary level kids should be able to comprehend this.
These new methods aren’t necessarily “new” as they are the same as ideas brought up by the Mathematical Association of America’s National Committee on Mathematical Requirements.
These new ideas were all born mostly from the ideas of one well-meaning, very influential professor William Heard Kilpatrick.
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