Saturday, April 7, 2012

Common Core Standards in Mathematics

Is change hard for you?  Here is a change I am excited about.  The Common Core Standards are here for almost all states.  I am really appreciating how clear the Common Core Standards are about teaching place value.  If you have attended one of my workshops you know how passionate I am about teaching place value and teaching it well!  Most textbooks give it a “hit and miss” of several pages.  No depth and no practice.  I believe that my place value pockets and my Aerobic Place Value Cards are both non-negotiables.  Students need to develop basic foundational skills of place value to be able to do regrouping with the operations.
Try spending more time showing the picture of place value, the expanded form of the number and the standardized form of a number.  Just some thoughts!
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