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The reason for teaching conceptual understanding is to help students
to see connections between the math they’re learning and the math they
already know. This can be especially empowering for kids with learning
and attention issues. It prepares them to solve the real-world problems
they will face in the future.
Yes, math is being taught differently today. It may be a little more difficult for parents at times, but it definitely can be better for kids.