Important Things to Know about CT Math Core Standards

Grade

Required Fluency

K

Add/Subtract within 5

1

Add/Subtract within 10

2

Add/Subtract within 20

Add/Subtract within 100 (pencil and paper)

3

Multiply/divide within 100

Add/subtract within 1000

4

Add/subtract within 1,000,000

5

Multi-digit multiplication

6

Multi-digit division

Multi-digit decimal operations

7

Solve px + q = r, p(x +q) = r

8

Solve simple 2x2 systems by inspection

Ways Parents Can Help

Students Must…

Parents Can…

Spend time practicing lots of problems on the same idea

Push children to know/memorize basic math facts

Understand why the math works. Make the math work.

Notice whether your child really knows why the answer is what it is.

Talk about why the math works.

Advocate for the time your child needs to learn key math.

Prove that they know why and how the math works.

Provide time for your child to work hard with math at home.

Apply math in real world situations. Know which math to use for which situation.

Ask your child to do the math that comes up in your daily life.

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