California Elementary Students Embrace Common Core Math


NPR’s Morning Edition (5/27) broadcast a segment on how students at a California elementary school are adapting to the Common Core Standards. The piece describes the students as not being intimidated by new methods for solving two-digit multiplication problems, and attempts to portray the new methods. The piece concludes that though many adults “struggle” with the new methods, “these kids seem surprisingly eager and willing to embrace something new.” A transcript of this segment can be seen here. (5/28, Bess)