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Why is maths education a huge political issue in America? | BBC News

 

The latest viral video purporting to show the complexity of America’s Common Core standards shows why education is an issue in a key election year.

How would you teach a child to solve a maths problem like 43-13?

One easy way probably springs to mind – put the second number below the first and work in columns. But that’s not the only way to solve a subtraction problem. And millions of American children are being taught alternative methods under a programme called Common Core, which seems to have achieved the impossible – it has made mathematics education a hot political issue.

Read the full story on the BBC website: Why is maths education a huge political issue in America? | BBC News

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