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Elementary school holds math night in preparation for the Common Core

TUESDAY, MARCH 06, 2012 16:35 PM

Kindergarteners through twelfth-graders will soon be learning about math in a whole new way as schools across the nation implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

For instance, kindergarteners through fifth-graders will gain a solid foundation in mathematical concepts that will prepare them for more complex topics, such as fractions and negative numbers, according to the CCSS’ website. Meanwhile, high school students will learn how to apply mathematical thinking to real world issues.

In order to prepare first-graders for the CCSS, Manchester Elementary School in Maryland recently held First Grade Math Night, The Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester reported. During this event, parents, students and teachers participated in activities that were related to understanding numbers and operations related to multiples of 10.

"I just finished observing a class where first-graders were understanding and demonstrating material that is usually taught in second grade," Don Hicks, supervisor of elementary education for the Carroll County Public Schools, told the news source. "I am truly impressed with the way teachers are using the new standards and how the students are responding."