# what is common core math?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

I ran across a new concept tonight with a title of common core math.  I never remember it being a form of math to choose from when I was in high school and college.  At any rate, could someone provide an easy to understand definition of it along with a good mathematical expression that captures the correct definition?

I look forward to reviewing everyone's shared insights to this curious topic.

Thank you

George
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"Common Core" is not a math concept. It is a set of math concepts that it is suggested be taught to all students.
Examples of concepts included in a common core would include addition, subtraction, the concept of an integer, etc.

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Hello

If I understand what you are saying correctly, common core math is really no different from the old school or standard math which has been taught in public and private schools for many years.  I was under that impression that common core math was going to replace standard math used in figuring out the solution of a word problem or equation.  In other words, I was under the impression that common core math would come with it a unique and new set of guidelines and protocol for solving equations.

I may be way off here with my interpretation, so, please feel free to correct me regarding any personal misconceptions brought up here.

Thanks

George
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" In other words, I was under the impression that common core math would come with it a unique and new set of guidelines and protocol for solving equations. "

It is a unique and new set set of guidelines and topics to be emphasized but not a new protocol to solve equations.

" I was under that impression that common core math was going to replace standard math used in figuring out the solution of a word problem or equation. "
Common core is not new math, but it does emphasize some METHODS OF TEACHING math that may be new to some teachers
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

Thanks for links and explanations given in response to my question.  Most importantly, thank you for clearing up some original misconceptions I had surrounding common core math

Have a great evening.

George
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