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Where can I find a book that teaches the new Common Core Math?

You can get an introduction to the Math standards for each grade level, including an outline of what your child will be expected to know by the end of the school year, by reading the Council of the Great City Schools’ “Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core."

The standards themselves provide details about the strategies students will apply as they build their understanding of key curriculum concepts. If you'd still like to give them a read, the Math standards can be found here.

Beyond that, your child's teacher will be your best guide. While the standards do give guidance on to how to teach certain skills, there is no single approach to teaching the Common Core. The methods your child will learn are ultimately left to the teacher and district, and the curriculum they choose to follow. (Of particular interest to parents: If your child's school has recently adopted a new Math textbook, the publishers may have provided take-home letters for parents detailing some of the methods used in the book, or even in a given unit.)

Find out where your child's teacher and school are in the implementation process, and what resources they recommend you look at so that you are prepared to help your child understand your school's approach to the Common Core. Don't hesitate to open a dialogue with a teacher, Math department chair, or school Math coach. Working as a team, you'll help ensure your child's success at mastering Math

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