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1629 Race Track Rd

Suite 103

Saint Johns, FL 32259

ph: 904 287-8213

kathy

**Common Core Goals**

- Understand the problem, find a way to attack it, and work until it is done.
- Break a problem apart and show it symbolically, with pictures, or in any way other than the standard algorithm. Conversely, if students are working a problem, they should be able to apply the “math work” to the situation.
- Be able to talk about math, using mathematical language, to support or oppose the work of others.
- Use math to solve real-world problems, organize data, and understand the world around you.
- Select the appropriate math tool to use and use it correctly to solve problems. In the real world, no one tells you that it is time to use the meter stick instead of the protractor.
- Speak and solve mathematics with exactness and meticulousness.
- Find patterns and repeated reasoning that can help solve more complex problems
- Keep an eye on the big picture while working out the details of the problem. You don’t want kids that can solve the one problem you’ve given them; you want students who can generalize their thinking.

Adapted from

By Meghan Everette on March 15, 2013

- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

**As lofty as the principals are, many students struggle with math even when "just the basics" are taught. These students need an expert to break down the problems so that they can see the connections. They may also need more pracitce with skills and concepts than time in school provides.**

**Common Core promotes "big picture" thinking or asking students to see a whole and then work with the parts. Not all students are able to think this way, even in their teen years. **

**Our math teachers know a variety of ways to present information to students. They also understand that unless a student understands, we cannot move on to another skill or concept. **

**We believe in providing instruction that connects to the math curriculum. But, we use a variety of strategies to help students understand and apply the concepts. **

Science can sometimes seem like a list of terms and definitions that have no real meaning for students.

Our science teachers help students "see" the science and understand what is being described. Students actually love science because it answers so many of the "why's" they think about.

Most science tests ask questions that require students to apply and transfer information--our teachers show them how to learn and study science. *From elementary to physics, we have expert teachers and resources.*

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1629 Race Track Rd

Suite 103

Saint Johns, FL 32259

ph: 904 287-8213

kathy