4th Grade Common Core Aligned Math Using Letters, not Numbers
A mother gave me permission to post the worksheet her 4th grader brought home from “Go Math”, a common core aligned textbook.
Not only does the problem use letters instead of numbers, the mother informed me the children had not even learned long division yet or remainders. How can these children make sense of the problem when they don’t know long division, much less make sense of an abstract math problem that uses letters?
See if you can solve it. Does it make you angry that children are being subjected to common core aligned math? Is this really “clearer”?
Here’s information on GoMath! and Soar to Success Math:
Elementary Math Curriculum
GO Math! is a focused elementary math curriculum designed to meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are integrated throughout the program. Students and teachers are supported as they advance from concrete to abstract content through the use of models and Math Talk. The flexibility, comprehensiveness, and rigor of GO Math! provide personalized and adaptive 21st-century instruction to ensure success.
GO Math! in your classroom
- Written specifically for the Common Core
- Includes digital, print, or blended approach
- Differentiation ensures success for all