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Archive for May 6th, 2014

Counting Americans

 

It is not just Michael Gove in the United Kingdom who is re-organising school curricula. In the USA there is a drive to improve basic skills in a programme called “Common Core”.  It is causing some controversy when children are being tested.

 

How would you do on these Common Core mathematics tests?

Could You Ace a 6th-Grade Common Core Math Test?

And here is one with flashing feedback:-

Divide. Use the models to help you.

 

[6th-grade, I believe, refers to 11-year olds, while “ace” means to score highly.”Math” is mathematics.]

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