Elementary school math teacher shares her thoughts on Common Core

We posted a helpful piece from The Hechinger Report on Facebook last week about how best to help your kid with math homework, especially if it’s using approaches to math you might not be familiar with.

Among the responses we saw one from a teacher who teaches 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math. We just had to share her experiences with Common Core math:

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As she explains in the post, once parents talk to a teacher and learn more about why kids, especially in younger grades, are learning multiple approaches in math, they realize Common Core isn’t about confusing kids, it’s about making sure that all kids are prepared to move on to the next level of math with a firm foundation and understanding in basic concepts.

Want to learn more?

Check out this piece from Salon Magazine responding to all of those confusing “Common Core math problems” you’ve been seeing online.

Or take a look at this piece from us explaining why using multiple approaches to the same concept in math is a good thing.

Or see this blog post from a math teacher explaining how building math knowledge works under Common Core.