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Learning facts vs. hands-on approach

May 17, 2013
The Marietta Times

There recently appeared in the Times an article on the Common Core Standards that have been adopted by Ohio Department of Education and our area schools. In that article, a local superintendent gave an example of the sort of curricular change students and parents can expect as a result of the new standards. For that example he used the Periodic Table, suggesting that in the past while there may have been more emphasis on memorizing the entire table and the numbers related to each element, the newer standards might focus more on making sure students can "access, read and use" the information on the Table.



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