Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Math: Grades 6-8
The Common Core, a new set of national educational standards, has been adopted by forty-five states across the nation. But if you learned math the "old" way, the new teaching methods - like tape diagrams, array models, and number bonds - may be unfamiliar to you. If you want to help your children with homework, you'll need to learn these new methods, which focus on critical thinking and conceptual understanding.
With the help of experienced math teachers, you'll learn:
- What your child will be learning in each middle-school grade
- The rationale behind the Common Core standards
- Multiple new ways to look at math problems
- How to help your child with homework and studying
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Math: Grades 6-8 features examples and exercises that correspond to each standard, so you'll have the confidence you need to help your kids succeed and thrive in the new school standards.
Struggling to help your children with their math homework because it looks strange to you? You can show them how you know to do it, but it conflicts with how they are learning at school. Avoid confusion and arm yourself with the basics of CC math. Some of it is conceptual, but there is a different language as well that can be confusing. Learn what is covered in the grade levels, multiple ways to look at math problems, the rationale for the CC standards, and what you really want to know - how to help your child with their homework and prepare for exams. sc, 304pp. ~ Sara