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Optical Design & Engineering

Math standards part of new proposal for U.S. education

Washington Post
22 September 2009

Experts convened by U.S. governors and state schools chiefs have proposed a set of math and English skills students should master before high school graduation, the first step toward what advocates hope will become common standards driving instruction in classrooms from coast to coast.

In math, the proposal envisions that students would be able to solve systems of equations; find and interpret rates of change; and adapt probability models to solve real-world problems.

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