New York State’s Common Core learning program is in full swing in school districts across the state and while many children seem to be grasping the concepts, parents, who have bachelor’s and master’s degrees, are left baffled. when it comes to helping their children with homework.
Simple math problems become enigmas for parents, many of whom are growing frustrated with questions like: Writing in Math: Use counters. Tell how to make 10 when adding 8+5.
Acknowledging a gap in understanding among parents, who were taught simple math through memorization and not under common core lesson plans, some school districts have started offering “homework help” seminars to parents.
Enter Patch’s School District Forum blog, which is a place where parents can share their thoughts on issues related to common core.
Sharing is easy.
Visit the Smithtown School District Forum blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the School District Forum blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
Click “Post now.”
See you at the bus stop.