• What is the Common Core?  

    Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
     
    Below parents can find some resources to help them understand what the Common Core is and how lessons are taught in the classroom. Please utilize the videos and links to help your understanding.  

    The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. Forty-four states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the standards.

Common Core Help

Helpful Videos for the Common Core

ELA TEXT ANALYSIS FRACTIONS FROM ENGAGE NY

Fractions (Number Line and Area Model) from EngageNY on Vimeo.