The Common Core Standards, which are a set of universal math and English language arts standards adopted by over 40 states, are meant to ensure the next generation of students can compete in a globalized world. Sounds great, but if your kids’ homework has become practically incomprehensible as a result, you’re in need of a Common Core assist that won’t take years to understand. Here are four common core hacks for scoring an A on understanding the new standards.
Check out this quick three minute video breaking down common core in a fun, animated way.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS
Check out this guide from EngageNY breaking down the Common Core into two side by side sections: Student expectations and what the parent can do to help them at home. It’s easy to understand and is available in multiple languages.
ALL THINGS COMMON CORE
For News related to the development and implementation of the Common Core standards, look no further than the Common Core News Twitter feed.
COMMON CORE SUPPORT FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a special needs child, there are some great resources from EngageNY that help parents understand Common Core basics and suggest questions to ask when talking to your child’s teachers and administrators to make sure their child is keeping pace with the curriculum.