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Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies with Videos Online



Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies with Videos Online

Christopher Danielson

ISBN: 978-1-119-01393-8 April 2015 216 Pages


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.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Common Core Math Standards 5

Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Common Core Math, Just the Basics 7

Chapter 2: Looking at Math Teaching Then and Now 17

Chapter 3: Exploring the Standards for Mathematical Practice 25

Chapter 4: Understanding Homework Assignments 37

Part II: Focusing on Elementary Math: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade 45

Chapter 5: Beginning with Kindergarten Math 47

Chapter 6: Solving Problems in First-Grade Math 57

Chapter 7: Prioritizing Place Value in Second Grade 69

Chapter 8: Finding Fractions in Third-Grade Math 79

Chapter 9: Mastering Multiplication in Fourth-Grade Math 93

Chapter 10: Anticipating Algebra in Fifth-Grade Math 105

Part III: Moving Up to Middle and High School Math: Sixth through Twelfth Grade 119

Chapter 11: Relating to Ratios in Sixth-Grade Math 121

Chapter 12: Pursuing Proportions in Seventh-Grade Math 137

Chapter 13: Arriving at Algebra in Eighth-Grade Math 151

Chapter 14: Looking at Advanced Math: High School and Beyond 167

Part IV: The Part of Tens 185

Chapter 15: Ten Awesome Resources for Parents 187

Chapter 16: Ten (or So) Proven Ways to Support Math at Home 191

Index 195