Sylvan's scoop on what you need to know about "new” math, also referred to as Common Core math, for elementary school.

You’ve probably asked yourself many times: “Why is my child’s math so different than when I learned it in school?” If you’ve been confused with how the “new” math works, you’re not alone! Students are being deliberately taught new strategies that are focused on having them answer the question “why” more so than when you were in school. It’s an important life skill.

Learning to prove something with the power of being able to say “I know this is true because…” is a powerful skill to have.

The amazing thing is that children are now learning these skills early on in elementary school!

We’re here to help you not only uncover why math looks different, but to help you actually understand some of the techniques used in today’s classrooms. Check out these helpful tips and guides to understanding the new ways math is taught.

Addition Table

 

This table will help your child with early counting skills, and also includes a blank table or he or she to fill out.

 

Computation Strategies

 

These sheets contain different strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division that your child might encounter, including a number chart, rounding techniques and more.

 

Coordinate Plane

 

Print out this coordinate plane to help your child with graphing.

 

Divisibility Rules

 

These guidelines will show your child different numbers that are divisible within each other.

 

Double Ten Frame

 

Your child can fill in this blank double ten frame to learn different ways to make sums of 10.

 

Elapsed Time

 

These activity sheets will teach your child how to determine how much time has passed using analog clocks and number lines.

 

Fraction Review

 

These sheets will teach your child about all things fractions, including finding equivalent fractions and mixed numbers.

 

Hundred Board

 

This table will help your child find different ways to add to one-hundred.

 

Key Words for Problem Solving

 

Take a look at these different key words that will help your child when it comes to solving math problems.

 

Long Division Frame

 

Your child can fill out long division problems on this chart.

 

Measurement Conversion

 

These sheets will help your child convert and determine the equivalents of different measurements, including metric to metric, metric to customary, unit conversion, time and more!

 

Multiplication Table

 

Your child can practice his or her multiplication skills with this helpful table.

 

Number Lines

 

These number lines will help your child determine different quantities.

 

Place Value Chart

 

This chart will help your child learn about the place value of the digits in numbers.

 

Problem-Solving Process

 

Your child can go through these steps of solving a math problem to ensure success.

 

Problem-Solving Strategies

 

These different techniques will be helpful methods your child can use to solve a problem.

 

Rounding Strategies

 

Your child will learn how to round to the nearest ten, hundred and whole number with these worksheets.

 

Telling Time

 

Use these blank analog clocks to teach your child how to tell time.

 

Thermometers

 

Use these thermometer graphics to teach your child how to read temperature.