Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Core Standards – what your child should know

What should a child know?

You can always use your state’s curriculum guidelines for a starting point of what your child should know at what grade level, but if you are homeschooling, or you just want a general sense of what math topics are out there, you can try some national cores that have been developed by different organizations.

First, there are the Standards and Focal Points developed by the National Council of Teachers of Math.

There are also Mathematics standards published by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Both look pretty useful and in depth, and I hope to use them myself in coming up with topics to write about on this blog, as well as in teaching my own children.

What standards do you use in your math teaching? Do you look at your state core? If you homeschool, which standards do you use?

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