"Math educators from the town's schools said instruction in the district has shifted to encourage activity and problem solving, but School Committee members expressed concern about communication with parents and the standards set.
Math specialists and instructors spoke at the committee meeting Tuesday night as part of a general overview on the curriculum and instruction in the district.
Assistant Superintendent Joyce Edwards said the district's curriculum has been changed to align with state standards.
"It involves the construction of knowledge - not just passively sitting and being talked at," she said.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|one of the elementary math specialists updating the School Committee during the Tuesday meeting|
"It may have looked like play, but the robotic arm demonstration was really a glimpse at manufacturing's present and future.
Students Andrew Plante and Candis Brodeur were showcasing the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School's new robotic arm, using it to build a tower with assorted blocks Tuesday.
"We're just starting now on this - trying to play around with it and learn how it works," Plante said, adding that the arm had just arrived last week.
Brodeur said the school already had a smaller robotic arm, which introduced students to the basic concepts of programming robotics.
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