Although the Farm School Math Program, Patterns in Arithmetic, was developed before “Common Core” and other current states curriculum mandates, there are lessons that correlate with specific standards.  Our math series fulfills some of the Common Core Standards.

Common Core asks you not to teach the standard procedure.  Students learn to use manipulatives to build models, and use many methods to create solutions to multiplying double digit problems.  Area and array models are one of these methods.  Teachers have told us they are having a difficult time finding materials to fulfill these requirements.  Our unique approach has lessons that accomplish this.  Individual booklets can be used as a supplement.  Below are listed the standards a booklet covers.

Multiplication:  Booklet 4 - Working with Large Numbers and Decimals                                                                                     

          Topic                                              Page       Common Core Standard

Multiplying Factors                                   1 - 2      4 NBT B5

Breaking Up Tens:  Review                      3 - 6      4 NBT B5

Arrays:  Review                                        7 - 8       4 NBT B5

Expanded Multiplication:  Review          9 - 11       4 NBT B5

Breaking Up Times                                14 - 33       4 NBT B5

Word Problems Using Parentheses         30       5 OA A1

Multiplying Factors of Ten                     34 - 38  5 NBT A2

Factoring                                                39 - 44  5 NBT A2

Breaking Up:  Tens and Ones                 45 - 50     `5 NBT B5

Standard Procedure                                 51 - 54      5 NBT B5

Breaking Up Times:  Long Way             55 - 58       5 NBT B5

Long Way to Standard Way                    59 - 60      5 NBT B5

Standard Way:  Practice                          61 - 65        5 NBT B5

Multiplying Decimal Factors                  66        5 NBT A3a