Integrated math presents a whole new set of problems

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | 9:02 p.m. CDT; updated 9:49 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

As teachers and students of mathematics plug away in the classroom trying to give and absorb their lessons, math tutors and parents struggle to help children with math methods they’ve yet to learn themselves. Some find it difficult to teach integrated math — a system that has been used in Columbia Public Schools — while others think it’s a successful, alternative way of solving problems.