Lawmakers want more review time for common core

Teachers across Indiana have been preparing for the last two years to use a new set of classroom standards meant to help students better understand how what they learn in one subject applies to another.

In seventh-grade math, for example, teachers would spend more time on concepts such as rational numbers to be sure all of their students understood what was being taught, and how they’ll use the lesson in high school classes, such as chemistry, Greenwood director of secondary education Rick

Ahlgrim said.

The new standards, called common core, don’t require students to master as many lessons as the old standards. Instead they are designed so students are taught both the lesson and how it applies to different subjects and careers.

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