Back in the spring when the Letter to Jack was a hot item, I took to Twitter to wonder why there was no Common Core Math for Dummies. One thing led to another, I proposed it to Wiley and now you can expect it in the spring.
Audience is parents, and this may appear in the title (Common Core Math for Parents For Dummies is the working title). It goes for the big picture in each of the grade levels, K—8.
The For Dummies format is pretty rigid but there will be no mistaking authorship. A few sample section headings (and the grades where they will appear) to whet your appetite:
1st grade. Saying bye-bye to key words
1st grade. Understanding the importance of ten
2nd grade. Why units matter
2nd grade. Place value
2nd grade. More about place value
2nd grade. Seriously. Place value.
4th grade. Multiplication: What is it and why not just memorize the facts?
5th grade. Standard algorithms: Doing things “the old-fashioned way”?
6th grade. Dividing fractions—More fun than you’d think!
6th grade. Area: It all goes back to rectangles
8th grade. Congruence and similarity: Two kinds of sameness
Catch you all later. I have some writing to do!
I’ll keep you posted.