The Common Core, a new set of national educational standards, focus on critical thinking and conceptual understanding. Brennan provides examples and exercises that correspond to each standard of the new Common Core national standards for math to grade 5, so you'll have the confidence you need to help your kids succeed and thrive.
Author: Jamie L Sirois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Take the mystery out of Common Core math! 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.
Author: Felicia Durden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA! Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English courses, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why. With easy-to-understand examples, comprehension tips, and practice exercises, this complete guide help you understand: The reasoning behind the Common Core English Language Arts standards What your child will be learning at each grade level The types of books and passages your child will be reading The new requirements on nonfiction texts and the rationale behind them The focus on finding evidence and formulating arguments The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K–5 will give you the confidence you need to help your children meet the new ELA expectations for their grade level and excel at school.
Author: Christopher Danielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Help your child succeed with a better understanding of Common Core Math Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies is packed with tools and information to help you promote your child's success in math. The grade-by-grade walk-through brings you up to speed on what your child is learning, and the sample problems and video lessons help you become more involved as you study together. You'll learn how to effectively collaborate with teachers and keep tabs on your child's progress, so minor missteps can be corrected quickly, before your child falls behind. The Common Core was designed to improve college- and career-readiness, and to prepare U.S. students to be more competitive on an international stage when it's time to enter the workforce. This guide shows you how the standards were created, and how they've evolved over time to help ensure your child's future success. The Common Core Math Standards prepare students to do real math in the real world. Many new teaching methods are very different from the way most parents learned math, leading to frustration and confusion as parents find themselves unable to help with homework or explain difficult concepts. This book cuts the confusion and shows you everything you need to know to help your child succeed in math. Understand the key concepts being taught in your child's grade Utilize the homework tools that help you help your child Communicate more effectively with your child's teacher Guide your child through sample problems to foster understanding The Common Core was designed to ensure that every student, regardless of location or background, receives the education they need. Math skills are critical to real-world success, and the new standards reflect that reality in scope and rigorousness. Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies helps you help your child succeed.
A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.
"This resource supports new and experienced educators who want to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students; the author demonstrates how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Includes connections to national standards, a DVD, reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Build a foundation and focus on what matters most for math readiness with Common Core Math 4 Today: Daily Skill Practice for fourth grade. This 96-page comprehensive supplement contains standards-aligned reproducible activities designed to focus on critical math skills and concepts that meet the Common Core State Standards. Each page includes 16 problems to be completed during a four-day period. The exercises are arranged in a continuous spiral so that concepts are repeated weekly. An assessment for the fifth day is provided for evaluating students' understanding of the math concepts practiced throughout the week. Also included are a Common Core State Standards alignment matrix and an answer key.
Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education who seek to help children achieve success. The authors tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve students' conceptual understanding. Benefits Explore reasons why expectations for mathematics teaching and learning must be raised. Study the history of the progression, changes, and disputes in K-12 mathematics education. Discover insights about mathematics education in an era of mathematics reform. Define mathematical literacy and what elements are part of effective mathematics instruction. Learn the steps that must be taken to support the teaching and learning of mathematics so all students can be college and career ready. Contents Introduction Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve A Brief History of Mathematics Education: Lessons to Learn The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction How to Help Your Child Learn Mathematics Conclusion and Action Steps for Educators and Parents Epilogue: Conclusion and Action Steps for Educators and Parents Appendix: Additional Resources for Parents
An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Rihab Sawah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on. Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects, including: Racing juice cans Setting up a circuit Observing potato osmosis Building a mousetrap race car Creating a Cartesian treasure map Going on a geometry scavenger hunt Building a bridge Exploring food chemistry With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning.
In 2009, a conglomerate of unelected, self-appointed officials met behind closed doors to create a set of rules that would outline what children must learn in every grade in core K-12 classes. In 2010, the Obama administration required states to use these rules for curriculum and tests to have a chance at extra federal money during the Great Recession. Three years later, most Americans told pollsters they had no idea what common Core was. Their children were beginning to find out, however. Pullmann tugs on a thread that leads to a big tangle of history, politics, and intrigue that together help explain why small children must sit and cry over math homework while their parents look on helplessly. Early test results suggest Common Core means American kids will learn less. Why, then, did we do it? Who made out like bandits while kids and self-governance suffered? And how can Americans ensure their children won't be served the same rewarmed brain hash they have rejected time and time again?
Author: John Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-04-20
This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”
Author: Heather Stella
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
With nearly 35,444 copies in print, Get Ready for Second Grade has been teaching and reinforcing basic early-learning skills through rewarding activities since it was published in 2012. The updated edition, with 30% new material, features the same adorable art and easy-to-follow instructions, but contains 60 new standards-based activities recognized by educators nationwide. Skills emphasized build on those learned in first grade, including writing complete sentences, mastering more complex addition and subtraction, working with measurements, and understanding basic geography.