Common Core Curriculum

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

In one week, school kids will walk into their classrooms and take on the more challenging math problems.

“Our new textbooks reflect the common core standards which is a completely different kind of standard the old standards for math have been.” Director of secondary curriculum Allyson Morgan said.

Each grade will have different changes made to their lessons.

“Elementary will focus on basic arithmetic skills get those down really well, master it.
Middle school will work more in groups, project based, real life world situations and high school is getting them college and career ready.” Instruction coach at Beverlye Magnet School Jeanie Solomon said.

And even though the work will be harder, teachers think it’s a good thing.

“There’s much more application for the students. It’s not just being able to work a problem its being able to take that problem and analyze it and apply it into a real world situation.” Beverlye Magnet 8th Grade math teacher Wanda Richards said.

And the curriculum now adopted in 45 states will make it easier for families who move around, to transition easier.

“In the past all states have had their own standards. So if we got another child from out of state, we didn’t know where he was in his math education. All their standardized test scores not might look like ours.” Solomon said.

This will now make teaching more transferable throughout the United States.
School board officials say in the past, something taught to a second grader will now be taught in kindergarten.

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