Category Archives: Common Core Math

Why Complain of Youth’s Low Reading Scores–When Reading Basics are Weak?

What is the reading material the children scores are based on?

Who will teach tools & techniques to reading mastery? Figurative Language, Author’s Intent, Inferences, Context Clues, Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes, Close Reading, etc.?

Children are held accountable for scores on standardized tests & most times, it is not certain if they have been given the reading tools & techniques in detail.

Look into the records of the students, those low scores didn’t come out of the middle of nowhere. The reading struggling didn’t just pop out the ground.

Most times, children are given boring reading material, and they are expected to be hyped up about it.

What do they have a passion for? That is the key to unlock mediocre reading scores.

The brain is a muscle & it must be constantly exercised. If not, it gets out of shape. Flabby.

Poems, Song Lyrics, Quotes, Proverbs, Short Essays, etc are very powerful when it comes to students mastering reading. Break the class down in a circle or semi-circle & let the students read out loud. Some will read better than others. Students will laugh. At first. But, the teacher or reading coach must say, “don’t laugh too quick, because all of you are going to have to read aloud. We are going around the circle.”

See how long the laughing last. That is going to be knocked off real quick.

Some of the fast readers might not comprehend as well as the slow readers. In that case, the fast readers are more of an entertainer. Sometimes, the slow readers comprehend better than the speedy rabbit readers.

Everybody will read the same text in the circle. Nobody knows if they will be called next. You think they are going to goof off? Nope. Too much embarrassment, if they are caught looking out the window at squirrels or something. They will pay attention.

The teacher/parent/reading coach must know the material inside out & outside in. That way, they will be able to ask questions right on the spot or after a student gets through reading.

Anyone can answer the question asked. The more these type settings happen, the more young people are inspired to be master readers.

Some days, you go over prefixes, suffixes & root words. Etymology. The origin of words.

Go over Greek & Latin, French, Old English, Spanish. Then, they will have a solid understanding of the core of the English Language.

Have the Youth Breakdown Poems & Song Lyrics. Ask them about the stories in the poems & songs & ask them have they had similar experiences.

Reading Mastery is no Cookie Cutter Template. It takes hardwork to see a rise in Reading Scores. It takes sacrifice on students & the adults part.

Who is willing to turn the difficult soil over?

KT
8/10/2017
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Why School is Only 180 Degrees of Education–Home & Trade Education Complete the 360 Circumference

4,5,6 year olds doing Algebra & Geometry & Reading 2-3 Grade Levels Above & Teenagers Learning Trades gets less Attention from Adults than a Pro Sports Game or Music Awards Night or Reality Show or Holidays where Adults can Barbeque & Play Music & have A Good Time.

While all that go on, children & teens are getting their confidence broken in classrooms, not understanding math word problems, not doing well in standardized tests, not able to relate their education to the real world, can’t explain math steps on the board in front of the class, not really understanding their homework, and many things that don’t have their parents full attention.

Children & Teens are exposed to material much earlier than previous generations. Many are getting very frustrated with school.

Without trades, even honor roll students will be at a disadvantage. Only reason I bring up honor roll students is because most people think they good to go with great grades. Without trade knowledge, they too are at a disadvantage.

Trades. What can you use your mind & hands to invent, create, build, manufacture & produce?
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***—>>> Will your child/children–teens have trades when they graduate from high school?

Are you fine with them only having book knowledge knowledge?

Are you fine with them not having a trade or trades & not being able to use their minds & hands to create, invent, manufacture & produce?

Are you fine with them not being able to apply their education to the real world?

KT
2016
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Can Your Child Spit Math Answers like they Spit Rap Song Bars?

Do your children know how to change from a decimal to percent or percent to decimal?

What about a decimal to a fraction or fraction to decimal?

Do they know the difference between a proper fraction, improper fraction or a mixed fraction?

Do they know decimal places? What lies on the left & right of a decimal? Do they know the left of a decimal represents whole/–& the right of a decimal represents part?

Do your children know signed numbers (Intro to Algebra)?

Do they know how many Degrees are in a Circle? What does half represent in a circle? What is the name of the line that runs straight through the center of a circle making 180 degrees on both sides? What is the name of that line?

Do they know another name for a Right Angle/how many Degrees does a Right angle represent?

Our children should be spitting the answers to these questions like they spit/recite whole rap songs, love songs, and any other songs they know from top to bottom, left and right, and every other kind of way.

We got to get on the grind of elevating our children’s minds/once they grow up/ain’t no rewind/without proper knowledge/how they gon ever get they self out a bind?/Knowledge is powerful/when applied/let’s be real folks/& get off pride/–we should be tired of being at the foot of civilization/we are a powerful people/when we unite & build/we ain never got to yield/dreams do come True/if we stay true to ourselves.

KT
2017
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Common Core Math–A Deeper Look.

Common Core Math is a lot of Word Problems and Real World Problems. The long wording has to be stripped down to look at what is really being asked.

Once words turned into correct mathematical symbols & correct methods of solving problems, we on the move toward solutions with expediency.

Our children are faced with Common Core Math. We must as parents & adults go in on it and get to the real deal, making Math the Beautiful & Powerful Subject that it is…A Builder, Producer & Manufacture Tool.

Common Core Math presentation is long & boring. That’s for sure. The children are almost forced to do the math this way. Sometimes, they get points knocked off for doing math the most proficient & economical way.

The Youth must have defenders for right. There are numerous ways to approach problems & come up with solutions. Parents & Adults must stand firm on what’s right.

The teachers and administrators are, in many ways, locked into the writers of Common Core Books & Tests. What do I mean by that? The Administration tell the Teachers you are going to use these long winded, boring books. Then, they bring in so-called “Math Experts” on Common Core Math Methods. Never mind all the successful years a math teacher might have with a proven track record.

The Common Core Math Books are very expensive for parents. Many of the books don’t even have a answer key in the back. You have to buy that separate. More money.

It is becoming more difficult for parents to even help their children with math homework, based on what they used to learning, back in the day.

Once parents and adults really look at the problems and get a feel of the Common Core Math, they can break it down in old school ways. But, it takes work on the parents and adults part as well.

KT
4/17/2016
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