NPR Explores New Concepts In Elementary Common Core Math


NPR’s All Things Considered (7/31) broadcast a segment in its series on the Common Core Standards focusing on how “the standards work in a second-grade math class.” The reporter discusses her own daughter’s use of “partial sums” for addition, explaining that though she herself found the concept to be alien, the Common Core requires that her daughter not only master it, but also be able to explain it. A transcript of this segment can be seen here (7/30, Alvarez).