My child’s math homework is different from how I was taught. Will my kids still learn math facts like the times tables and basic concepts to solve problems?

A:

Yes, your child still must learn math facts like multiplication tables.[4] One benefit of Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards is that instead of simply memorizing math facts, students now learn why these numbers hold the value they do and what relationship they hold to other math concepts.[4]

[4] 2013 Revised Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics, Alabama State Department of Education, 2013