Mackenzie Geiger, left, explains her thinking to Cameron Tormone on a math problem in Dana Snapp's class at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School. Students there have been using Common Core Math for the past four years. School administrators say it is working for both the students and teachers, while some parents are looking to get rid of it. Rene Herrick, teacher leadership specialist in mathematics at the school, not seen, says the system is important to keep in place.
Mackenzie Geiger, left, explains her thinking to Cameron Tormone on a math problem in Dana Snapp's class at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School. Students there have been using Common Core Math for the past four years. School administrators say it is working for both the students and teachers, while some parents are looking to get rid of it. Rene Herrick, teacher leadership specialist in mathematics at the school, not seen, says the system is important to keep in place. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com
Mackenzie Geiger, left, explains her thinking to Cameron Tormone on a math problem in Dana Snapp's class at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School. Students there have been using Common Core Math for the past four years. School administrators say it is working for both the students and teachers, while some parents are looking to get rid of it. Rene Herrick, teacher leadership specialist in mathematics at the school, not seen, says the system is important to keep in place. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com

Common Core ignites math war in North Carolina

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