Saveya Howlett, 7, left, and her uncle, Nick Scott,. attend an after-school common core math class at Old Orchard Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio on Nov. 11, 2014. Math coach Mr. Gary Harvey leads the class that teaches parents how to use common core "thinking math" to help their kids with homework that's likely different than the traditional math they learned in school. --Brian Widdis for Education Week   Brian Widdis for Education Week

Saveya Howlett, 7, left, and her uncle, Nick Scott,. attend an after-school common core math class at Old Orchard Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio on Nov. 11, 2014. Math coach Mr. Gary Harvey leads the class that teaches parents how to use common core “thinking math” to help their kids with homework that’s likely different than the traditional math they learned in school. –Brian Widdis for Education Week
Brian Widdis for Education Week

From Education Week:

This article summarizes outreach efforts that schools are making to communicate with parents and guardians about how common core standards will change math instruction. Schools around the country are holding math nights, sending letters home, and posting videos on their websites to teach parents about the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. The article also takes a historical view to examine how parents have reacted in the past to nontraditional math strategies and the connection between parental involvement and test scores.

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