Math Resources: Supporting Your Child In Mathematics
The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the future. Your school and schools throughout the country are working to improve teaching and learning to ensure that all children will graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful.
In mathematics, this means three major changes. Teachers will concentrate on teaching a more focused set of major math concepts and skills. This will allow students time to master key math concepts and skills in a more organized way throughout the year and from one grade to the next. It will also call for teachers to use rich and challenging math content and to engage students in solving real-world problems in order to inspire greater interest in mathematics.
Please use the following links below to help support your child in mathematics.
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To improve student learning, the new Common Core State Standards are different from the old ones. These changes are called shifts. The chart below shows what is shifting, what you might see in your child’s backpack and what you can do to help your child. Again, if your child’s assignments do not reflect the shifts, then talk to your child’s teacher.
When talking to your child’s teacher, try to keep the conversation focused on the most important topics that relate to your child. This means asking the teacher how your child is performing based on grade-level standards and expectations.
Also, ask to see a sample of your child’s work. Compare your child’s samples to those found at http://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-common-core-sample-questions. Also, feel free to bring those samples to your child’s teacher and ask the teacher to explain how the samples are used in the classroom. This information will enable you to make important adjustments at home that can help your child achieve success in the classroom.