Common Core: 3 x 4 = 11

During a: Common Core Math presentation: to the public in July, Curriculum Director, Amanda August, stated, “under the new common core if: even if they said 3 * 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer.“. The video has been going around the country and will be shown today on: America Live wtih Megyn Kelly.

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Video Segment Transcript:

Amanda August:: : “But even under the new common core if: even if they said 3 * 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer.: Really in words and oral explanation and they showed it in a picture but they just got the final answer wrong.: We’re more focused on the how and the why.”

Amanda August:: “Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. We want our students to compute correctly. But the emphasis is moving more to the explanation, and the how, and the why, and can I really talk through the procedures that I went through to get at this answer — and not just knowing its 12, but why its 12. : But the emphasis is really moving on toward the explanation and the how and the why: and can I really talk through the procedures that I went through to get the answer.”

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