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. 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.                                                                                      

Patterns in Arithmetic:  Multiplication:  Booklet 3 -  Properties and Factoring

          Topic                                   Common Core Standard

Number Lines                                          4.OA.B4           

Commutative Property                            4.OA.B4                       

Associative Property                               4.OA.B4                           

Area Puzzle                                             4.OA.B4                                   

Using Parentheses                                  3.OA.B5

Discovering Prime Numbers                   4.OA.B4

Gus the Bus Driver Word Problems       4.OA.A3            

Prime Factoring                                      4.OA.B4                                  

Divisibility                                               4.OA.B4                                         

Multiplying Factors                                4.OA.B4                           

Factoring into Tens                                4.OA.B4