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Why My Son Needs Common Core

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This parent/math teacher understands her son’s need for Math Common Core State Standards. Read more…

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I know that there is a debate regarding the “new” math common core state standards.  I understand parents are frustrated with children having to learn “new” ways to add, subtract, multiply, or divide.  I understand that parents are frustrated with children having to show work and defend an answer, even when the answer is correct.  I understand your frustration as a parent.  I have a child who is off the charts in math.  He consistently scores in the 90th percentile and above on all standardized assessments.   He just “gets” math.  (His mom is a math educator.)  He is always frustrated when I ask him to defend his answer.  His typical response is, “because I know it’s right.”  I used to think common core was not written for children like him.  He does not need to draw a picture or learn a “new” way to divide.  I was wrong!  My…

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Author: Math Education Concepts

I am a Co-founder of and Program Coordinator for Math Corps Philadelphia, a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program. I am the author of "Teacher Training Manual: Designed for Secondary Mathematics Teachers of African American Urban Students." I hold a Master of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and have several years of experience teaching secondary and post-secondary mathematics.

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