WABE | Georgia students could struggle to learn if teachers use "funny math methods." That’s according to State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods, who recently wrote a column about Georgia’s math instruction.
If you’ve been frustrated trying to help your young child with his math homework, you’re not alone. Superintendent Richard Woods says he hears that from parents a lot. And, he says, some teachers are using strategies that confuse a lot of adults.
“This would just be these different methodologies, whether it’s the lattice method or something which many parents are not familiar with,” he says. “It’s something we did not learn as we went through school.”
The lattice method is used to teach multiplication. Students put numbers in rows of boxes with diagonal lines drawn through them. Like this:
This is a short example of the lattice method. Credit Amber Case / flickr.com/caseorganic
Read the full article and hear the interview: http://wabe.org/post/state-superintendent-ga-wont-require-funny-math-methods
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio