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Common Core

Dear Families,

There exists a lot of information about the common core and math instruction out in the world today.  Our goal at Weber is to help students with 3 parts to understanding math:

  • First, math fluency:  What we are all familiar with--knowing the math facts and algorithms in such a way that we can solve any problem.
  • Two, concepts of math:  The big ideas behind the fluency, such as number sense, place value, groups, and grouping numbers (e.g., distributive property).
  • Finally, the transfer and application of the math to new ideas or deep, rich problems.
The video below provides a good explanation of what the instructional purpose is behind some of the common core test items you might see posted on Facebook, mentioned in TV shows, found on the Internet, etc.



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