The Common Core Math Standards focus on deep understanding of mathematic concepts. This means that rather than teaching our young students that "the alligator opens his mouth and eats the bigger number," we need to teach our students what each sign really means. Students need to understand what the symbols actually mean, not just know how to manipulate them.
So many of us loved those cute alligators! But it's time to say goodbye and focus on teaching the concept, rather than a method.
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