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When the state of Mississippi implements the Common Core State Standards Initiative, there will be more to learning fractions than numerators and denominators.
Common Core is a set of high-level standards in English and math adopted by several states, with Mississippi schools beginning to phase in the standards during the 2012-13 academic year. Jessica Ivy, a visiting assistant professor in math education at Mississippi State University, said fractions illustrate two key types of adjustments teachers will have to make for Common Core.
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