December 12th, 2017

Websites for Parents and Guardians

Achieve the Core
People who are curious about the Common Core State Standards can explore hundreds of math and literacy resources.

Student Achievement Partners was founded by David Coleman, Susan Pimentel and Jason Zimba, lead writers of the Common Core State Standards. We are a non-profit organization with one purpose: to help all students and teachers see their hard work lead to greater student achievement.

As educators, as researchers, and as citizens, we view the changes brought by the Common Core and other state standards with a similar focus on college and career readiness as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for kids of all backgrounds and ability levels to better fulfill their potential. Like the standards themselves, we are evidence-based in our approach. Our work is aimed at ensuring that teachers across the country are able to put the standards to work, quickly and effectively, to help their students and colleagues aspire to a higher standard and reach it. Accordingly, the content available on this site is assembled by and for educators and is freely available to everyone to use, modify and share.
Connected Math
In Hilton, our sixth through eighth grade students experience math through the Connected Math program, CMP3. Support and additional resources specific to this is found on this site. Click on the tab to upper right that says Families. It contains homework support, helping with math, FAQs, a glossary, and more. Although this site was created to support those students in 6th grade and older, it is a great resource for younger learners as well.
Roadmaps to the Common Core - by grade level
Looking for clarity about the Common Core Standards?

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
Rules or Understanding?
Isn't it more efficient for children to learn rules and have understanding come later when they are more mature? Are you wondering this as well? This handout is appropriate for parents and guardians regardless of what age their child is. Developing conceptual understanding is an important part of developing mathematical proficiency.
For more than forty years, Technical Education Research Centers has been introducing millions of students throughout the United States to the exciting and rewarding worlds of math and science learning. Led by a group of experienced, forward-thinking math and science professionals, TERC is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs designed to develop the knowledge and skills they need to ask questions, solve problems, and expand their opportunities. Their work is incorporated into Hilton's math experiences with Investigations for students K-5.
You Cubed at Stanford University
This site is amazing. You are able to watch videos from the math leaders of the world. Their main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms.

All students can learn mathematics to high levels and teaching that is based upon this principle dramatically increases students’ mathematics achievement. The need to make research widely available is particularly pressing now as new science on the brain and learning is giving important insights into mathematics learning.

Mathematics is often the reason that students leave STEM, particularly girls and some students of color. We aim to change this by communicating the sources of math inequality in the US and by teaching the classroom methods that are needed for 21st century learning. By providing research based teaching methods, math tasks, videos, and ideas we intend to significantly reduce math failure and inequality in the United States and beyond, inspiring teachers and empowering all students to success.