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How to Help Your Child with Homework for Common Core Standards Success

An important role you can play in support of your child’s learning and Common Core Standards success is to ensure that he has a proper environment in which to complete assignments at home. Teachers have [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Kindergarten

There are certain mathematical concepts that a child will encounter at each grade level that lends to their ability to satisfy the Common Core Standards. In kindergarten, math focuses on two areas: [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 1

In Grade 1, for Common Core Standards, students expand their skills with numbers and incorporate the use of more numbers and details when solving math problems and looking at shapes. Common Core Standards [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 2

In Grade 2, for Common Core Standards, students begin to build a conceptual foundation for multiplication as they think about combining groups when adding. Students continue to encounter more complex concepts [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 3

Multiplication, division, and fractions are key components of the skills and concepts students encounter for Common Core Standards in Grade 3. Students also continue to work with shapes. Common Core Standards [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 4

After learning the basics of multiplying, dividing, and fractions in Grade 3, Grade 4 students put their skills to work by applying these Common Core concepts to multi-step word problems, finding equivalent [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 5

In Grade 5, students encounter new components in math problems for Common Core Standards, such as brackets and parentheses. Certain concepts introduced in earlier grades, such as working with fractions [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 6

Grade 6 math introduces students to new skills for Common Core Standards involving the use of ratios and unit rate, absolute value, and variables and exponents to extend students’ abilities to use math [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 7

In Grade 7, for Common Core Standards, students use fractions to solve real-world problems involving ratios and unit rates — for example, using a fraction of a cup of seasoning per pound of meat cooked [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematical Concepts Your Child Should Learn in Grade 8

In Grade 8, students get more comfortable with the use of rational and irrational numbers to meet Common Core Standards. A rational number is one that can be expressed as a simple fraction. An [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: The Real Number System

High school students need to have an understanding of the real number system to satisfy Common Core Standards. The real number system contains all numbers that can be represented on a number line, including [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: Quantity

For high-school math Common Core Standards, quantity focuses on the student's ability to reason qualitatively and use units to solve problems. For example, the student should be able to do the following [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: Algebra

Algebra is essential knowledge for a high school student trying to meet Common Core Standards. Algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses letters and other symbols in equations to represent unknown values [more…]

Geometry Concepts Your High School Student Should Know for Common Core Standards

To meet the Common Core Standards for mathematics, high school students must be familiar with some geometry. Geometry is a branch of mathematics that explores the nature and properties of points, lines [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: Geometric Properties as Equations

Students use what they know about operations in algebra to demonstrate (or prove) certain aspects or characteristics of geometric shapes for Common Core Standards. For example, if you know that the three [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry

The Common Core Standards in this group focus primarily on triangles. Students discover the concept of similarity and scale and explore how these concepts apply to real-world situations. The unique nature [more…]

Mathematics Common Core Standards: Statistics and Probability

Statistics (which analyzes existing data) and probability (which uses existing data to predict future events) are two branches of math needed for Common Core Standards that students can see at work in [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Reading Anchor Standards

The anchor standards are a great place to start when getting familiar with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. The anchor standards, formally called the College and Career Readiness Anchor [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Writing Anchor Standards

When trying to decipher Common Core Standards, anchor standards make a good starting point. Anchor standards aren’t specific to any grade level, but they do indicate the skills that a student should have [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Speaking, Listening and Language Anchor Standards

Keeping your child on the right path to meet Common Core Standards can be tough. Knowing the anchor standards will help you understand the skills that your student needs to have in order to graduate from [more…]

Common Core Standards: K-5 Foundational Reading Skills

Common Core Standards emphasize skills that will improve your child’s reading abilities. Students use the standards for foundational skills in kindergarten through Grade 5. These standards are the first [more…]

Common Core Standards: Reading and Understanding Literature in K-5

The Common Core Standards for literature give a clear picture of skills and concepts that are essential to the development of your child’s reading abilities on a year-to-year basis. These standards are [more…]

Common Core Standards: Reading and Deciphering Informational Texts in K-5

You’ll notice many similarities on the Common Core Standards between the reading standards for literature and the reading standards for informational texts, but it’s important to remember that the standards [more…]

Common Core Standards: Writing Clearly and Effectively in K-5

The Common Core Standards for writing emphasize more than just putting together a five-paragraph essay. Starting in the early grades, the writing standards emphasize writing to inform, argue specific points [more…]

Common Core Standards: K-5 Speaking and Listening Standards

The aim of the Common Core Standards for speaking and listening standards is to assist students in learning to communicate effectively in a group setting. Many times during a student’s academic career, [more…]

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