Common Core has caused quite a storm over the past few years; especially with the mathematics approaches. Whether you support or admonish Common Core, it has brought up the topic of understanding. We all want our children to understand their learning; don’t we? Is all of this extra understanding really necessary or is it just a waste of time? How long does it take to understand? How do we know if our children are truly understanding?
Asking Why / Telling Why
If a child asks why, should we always explain as much as we can, or should we cut off their queries at some point as unnecessary? What’s the difference between knowledge and understanding?
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