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The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Math Grades 6-8: Understand the New Math Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed (Everything®) (Paperback)
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
About the Author
Jamie L. Sirois, MEd, is a veteran math teacher and the Math Department Leader at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, New Hampshire. A member of the NEA-NH Common Corps and the New Hampshire State Educator Effectiveness Team, she is actively involved in initiatives linking curriculum and instruction to the Common Core State Standards throughout the state. Ms. Sirois lives in Exeter, NH. Adam A. Wiggin, MST, has taught eighth-grade mathematics at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, NH for fourteen years. He lives in coastal New Hampshire.