Math and the Common Core Presented by: Maureen Tricozzi ACSD Elementary Math Coach. Working with the "Shifts" What Parents Can Do to Help their Children Learn
ACSD Elementary Math Coach
What Parents Can Do to Help their Children Learn
The Common Core State Standards ask teachers to make six shifts in Mathematics. These changes may be tough at first as students and teachers adjust to higher expectations. As a parent, you can help and learn more by talking with your child about what they are learning. Ask open-ended questions about what they learned in school each day, read their homework and attend school events to learn about what their teachers expect.
Build skills across grade levels
Learn more about less
Use math facts easily
Think fast AND solve problems
Really know it, really do it
Use math in the real world
The Old vs the New
Students used to memorize math steps in order to solve problems. This was done by a series of steps to do a problem.
Teachers are expected to focus more deeply on topics and cover less topics.
“MORE IS SOMETIMES LESS”
Students are more involved with the learning- sharing ideas, solving problems together, developing strategies.
They will learn to select concepts and ideas that can be use to solve real-world problems for higher level success!!
The Number Bond
Mrs. Jones is setting up her classroom for a meeting. She sets up 3 rows of chairs with 4 chairs in each row. How many chairs will she have set up for her meeting?
XXXX 4+4+4= 12 4x3=12 12
4 4 4
Mrs. Jones will have 12 chairs set up for the meeting because 4 three times equals 12.
A rose bush costs $5.00, the spider plants cost 7 times that amount. How much do the spider plants cost?
First in Math- good for fluency!!
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin