The AFT has prepared sample parent letters on selected mathematics topics for grades K-8. Available in English and Spanish, the aim is to help parents better understand some of the new language in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and strategies they may see their children use on their journey to achieving the understanding and skills required by CCSS. New letters will be added throughout the year. You can personalize these letters with your school name, logo and signature and send to parents or post on your school's website.
Sample Parent Letter: Add and Subtract in Grade 2
Subject Math — Number and Operations in Base 10
Grade Level Grades K-2
Common Core State Standards
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a “hundred.”
Excellent resource for parents!
This is an effective parent letter to explain addition and subtraction to 100.
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