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Why is Math Weird Now?

I was having coffee with a friend the other day, and she asked if I tutor math. I responded that I tutor math and absolutely LOVE it. She then looked puzzled and said "Well, isn't math all weird now?" I immediately understood what my friend meant. She was referring to the recent changes to math education due to the Common Core Standards and how a lot of parents and teachers are a bit concerned about the "new way" of doing math. She's right, the way we teach math now is "weird" compared to the way that most of us learned mathematics in school. When we were in school, we were expected to memorize our facts. We were expected to learn the "rules" and certain ways of doing different problems. Mat

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