Parents Struggle With Common Core Elementary Math

The AP (5/14, Rubinkam) reports on the frustration expressed by parents of elementary school students over Common Core math instruction that includes unfamiliar terms and concepts. The article notes that the Common Core Standards “for elementary math emphasize that kids should not only be able to solve arithmetic problems using the tried-and-true methods their parents learned, but understand how numbers relate to each other,” but notes that this is a “radically different approach than many parents are accustomed to.” The AP (5/16) publishes a sidebar including a number of examples of “unfamiliar terms on...elementary-school math homework” under the Common Core Standards.