Atlanta Forward: Education

The adoption of integrated math in Georgia a decade ago continues to spur debate as today’s guest columns and reader comments demonstrate. In 2005, Georgia adopted what is known as integrated math — weaving elements of algebra, geometry, statistics and other topics rather teaching them as separate branches. A concern at the time, proven to be prescient, was that Georgia teachers would not get the training necessary to become comfortable with the new approach. While some Georgia districts saw great success with integrated math, others experienced increased failure. In 2011, the state permitted districts to revert to the more traditional approach or a combination of both. However, state testing remains aligned more with integrated math.

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