Two Common Core Math Parent Nights were held in January where Niskayuna
teachers and administrators shared information to help parents get a better
understanding of the math being taught in elementary classrooms. Presenters also
provided parents with strategies to help children at home. Below are the
resources shared that evening, including a video featuring Niskayuna students,
teachers and principals.
niskayuna CSD math standards and strategies
These are the full presentations created to help demystify
Common Core math for Niskayuna families.
A set of instructional
guide our instruction.
Six shifts in Mathematics
more about fewer topics
Build skills within and across grades
Develop speed and accuracy
Really know it!
Use it in the real world
Practice and understanding
NYS Common Core Fluency
These are the skills that need to
be learned where students can complete elements quickly
and accurately. It is very important students master the
requirements at their grade level for success with
future skills. Click on the grade level to see
valuable information and explanations of math verbiage
and strategies for that grade.
www.Xtramath.org (first grade and up) This website
is free and great for some kids. It is timed and only
allows a child to progress when he/she has "mastered" a
particular group of facts. For some kids, this program
is frustrating and the time element is difficult.
"War"- 2 players each get half of the deck of cards.
Turn over one card and multiply the 2 digits in your
head, whoever answers first get both cards. Continue
until one person had the entire deck.
"Forehead Math"- 3 players. The leader gives each
person one card and those people hold the card to their
forehead. The leader multiples the 2 numbers and says
the product. The first player to give the correct
factors gets both cards.
Any games played with cards, dominoes or dice
improve number sense and increase your child's fluency
Parent roadmaps to common core standards - mathematics
Parent Roadmaps show what your child will be learning in the specific
grade level in mathematics, how to partner with your child's teacher, and
examples of how students will develop and use their understanding of topics
through the previous and next grade level.