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Area school district working to help students with math

Amarillo, TX - Math curriculum may soon be changing for Texas students, as the Texas State Board of Education looks to better math education.

Math is one of the areas students across the U.S. struggle with the most, but officials say Amarillo ISD students are performing about two percent above the state average right now.

To make sure they continue to excel, the school district is helping students with the subject.

Amarillo ISD Math Curriculum Director Lynn Haden, says they have started programs to make sure students are able to maintain high math standards.

Which, in turn, will help them be successful both at a young age in school and after graduation.

"In the primary grades, K through 2 we have implemented an intervention math recovery and also advantage mathematics, which is a class room portion of helping teachers understand how students learn mathematics and where they are at," said Haden.

The Texas State Board of Education is in the process of developing new math standards for students across the state, they are expected to vote on a new curriculum Friday.

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