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Parent Resources

As a parent or guardian you have access to everything that your student does. You may use any of the resources on the Students Page to help your student with homework or to prepare for tests and quizzes. Please make sure to choose your program in the page header to ensure you are viewing the correct content.

The Student resources include the entire Student Edition, Test Practice, Video Tutorials, Glossary with Audio, Progress Checks, Vocabulary Help, Manipulative Visual Aids and Spanish Chapter Reviews.

About the Common Core State Standards

Big Ideas Learning is committed to keeping you informed about the changing educational environment and what it means for your student’s education. With the increased attention that the Common Core State Standards have been receiving in the national news, we felt it was essential to provide you with information about these standards and what your state is saying about its expectations for your student. The Common Core State Standards Initiative website has developed resources for parents, including:

My Dear Aunt Sally

My Dear Aunt Sally reinforces many of the skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards. The over 300 difficulty levels of the game range from adding whole numbers to multiple operations involving rational numbers.

Available at http://www.MyDearAuntSally.com

  

Vocabulary Flash Cards

Vocabulary Flash cards are an excellent way to help your student memorize vocabulary, prepare for tests or to reinforce what they already know. Click your book to view and print the Vocabulary Flashcards.

Skills Review

You also have access to the Basic Skills Handbook and the Skills Review Handbook. You can print worksheets from these handbooks to provide "on level" examples and practice problems for your student and you can check their work with the provided answer sheets.

At Home Exercises

Each chapter has a letter describing how you can use everyday tasks and activities to reinforce the math concepts that your student is learning. For example, Chapter 2 of the Green Book, shows how a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese involves fractions. All of the Parent Letters are available online.

Game Closet

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day, check out our Game Closet for a number of games and activities that are not only fun but also reinforce the math skills your student is learning.