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Common Core Math for Parents course begins Oct. 26

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Common Core math can be a mystery, and parents are going to school to understand it.

With the implementation of Common Core State Standards, many public school students in the United States are learning math very differently than their parents did. These changes have confused many parents and guardians, leaving them flustered by a basic parental duty: helping with homework and supporting their child.

In effort to explain and demystify the Common Core approach to math, the Sullivan County BOCES Adult Education Program is holding special math sessions to give parents and caregivers of students of all ages an opportunity to work on the same math problems their children work on each day.

Parents are encouraged to bring a list of questions or samples of his/her child's math problems they would like to learn more about.

According to this flyer, the Common Core Math for Parents course is designed to help parents and guardians gain a working knowledge of Common Core Math Standards and problem solving techniques and “…includes hands-on activities and tips for parents so that they are better prepared to help their children with assignments.”

Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 26 through Nov. 18 from 5:30-8:30p.m. The cost for the total course is $100. To learn more or register, please call 845-295-4915.

The Sullivan County BOCES Adult Education Program is located at St. John Education Center, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, NY 12701.

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