Mathematics ResourcesWelcome to the Parent Resources page! We know that during this exciting and dynamic time in education, you will have many questions and potential concerns. Our goal is to provide resources to help you maneuver through the changes feeling informed and prepared. We will update this page frequently to provide you the information you need to help support your children as they apply academic standards in new and interesting ways.2015-2016 Math Adoption Resources:Grades K-5: Pearson Envision: www.PearsonRealize.comGrades 6-8: HMH Big Ideas: https://www.bigideasmath.com
As a parent or guardian you have access to everything that your student does. You may use any of the resources on the Students Page to help your student with homework or to prepare for tests and quizzes. Please make sure to choose your program in the page header to ensure you are viewing the correct content.
The Student resources include the entire Student Edition, Test Practice, Video Tutorials, Glossary with Audio, Progress Checks, Vocabulary Help, Manipulative Visual Aids and Spanish Chapter Reviews.
About the Common Core State Standards
Big Ideas Learning is committed to keeping you informed about the changing educational environment and what it means for your student’s education. With the increased attention that the Common Core State Standards have been receiving in the national news, we felt it was essential to provide you with information about these standards and what your state is saying about its expectations for your student. The Common Core State Standards Initiative website has developed resources for parents, including:
- What Parents Should Know
- Common Core State Standards Myths vs. Facts
- "Common Core Math - A Grade-by-Grade View for Parents"
- The Development Process
- Standards in Your State
- Frequently Asked Questions
My Dear Aunt Sally
My Dear Aunt Sally reinforces many of the skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards. The over 300 difficulty levels of the game range from adding whole numbers to multiple operations involving rational numbers.
Available at http://www.MyDearAuntSally.com
Look for Lesson Parent Letters to keep you informed regarding daily lessons.
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Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians
The CDE’s Common Core Team has received several requests from parents who want to know more about the instruction their child is receiving in mathematics. To address this need, the Common Core Team has made available the Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians Web page. On this page, parents are first advised to work with their child’s teachers as they are the most familiar with the mathematics program being used at their child’s school. Parents are also provided with information about the transition to newer methods of mathematics instruction and resources that explain the CCSS for mathematics and provide suggestions for parents and guardians for supporting their child’s academic success. Please feel free to share this resource with parents and guardians in your community.
Updated CCSS Resource Highlights
Two years ago we shared with you, as part of a Back-to-School edition of the listserv, the CCSS Resource Highlights handout. This document has been updated with the latest and most popular CCSS implementation resources which are full of helpful information for educators at any level of implementation. Feel free to share the updated CCSS Resource Highlights (PDF) handout with your educator community.
Math Articles of Interest to Parents
As children's chief role models, parents are as important as teachers in their children's learning of mathematics. With awareness and information, parents, guardians, and families can play a powerful role in supporting their students’ success in this all-important subject!
The California Mathematics Council wants to help. We have a section of our web site called, FOR FAMILIES, where parents and guardians can find information to assist them in helping their pre-school through high school students learn mathematics.
The articles on these pages provide insights into how students learn and specific advice parents and families can use when working with their children. These articles are meant to increase parents' and guardians' knowledge of mathematics education and the new Common Core State Standards so they might better support their children’s learning, both in school and at home.
Below are live links to FREE downloads of PDF articles of interest to parents. Each includes permission for sharing with parents, guardians, teachers, and families in newsletters and informational emails.
A Parent-friendly Version of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (Spanish)
The Mathematics Students Study in Schools
Basic Education Terms Every Parent Should Know
Educational Acronyms, Program Names, and Definitions Every Parent Should Know
Frequently Asked Questions—and Answers—About K-6 Math Programs
Mathematics Learning Resources for Parents
What Parents Should Know About High School Math
Teaching Children to Do Mental Math Part 1
Teaching Children to Do Mental Math Part 2
The Art of Guessing: Estimation Part I
The Art of Guessing: Estimation Part 2
Why Teach Problem Solving? Part 1
Why Teach Problem Solving? Part 2
The Value of Abstract Strategy Games for the Whole Family
The Benefits of Volunteering in Your Child's Classroom
Useful Advice for Parent/Teacher Conferences