Maine educator creates website to help parents, students understand Common Core math

A Maine mother of two, who is also an educator, has created a website to help elementary school students and their parents with Common Core math.Jamie Cluchey said she watched as parents intimidated by the Common Core math standards invested in expensive teaching tools to help their children.Cluchey decided to create her own cost-effective website.“One big point in developing this, I’m hearing from a lot of families that they are doing remote learning right now or they want to supplement the hybrid model that their schools are doing, but they are terrified that their kids are going to fall behind this year,” Cluchey said.Even though her website was created just a few weeks ago, Cluchey said families from as far away as Missouri are using it.She said she has been contacted by Maine schools as well. Cluchey said she hopes families see it as a tool to help the parent and the child.“I thought I’d create a website where they wouldn’t have to navigate the Common Core standards. They could just read simple basic instructions, games and activities and interview questions to do with their children,” Cluchey said.Cluchey also made sure students don’t have to be glued to their computer to use her program. Each standard comes with a printable packet.“The idea behind the site is the only person who looks at the screen is the parent. This isn’t a hands-off program where the parents can set their kids up and take off, but it does speed up the process, so the parent can ask the interview question and then print out the materials,” Cluchey said.Cluchey said she hopes families find it to be a simple tool to combat a difficult problem as children head back to school amid the pandemic.

A Maine mother of two, who is also an educator, has created a website to help elementary school students and their parents with Common Core math.

Jamie Cluchey said she watched as parents intimidated by the Common Core math standards invested in expensive teaching tools to help their children.

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Cluchey decided to create her own cost-effective website.

“One big point in developing this, I’m hearing from a lot of families that they are doing remote learning right now or they want to supplement the hybrid model that their schools are doing, but they are terrified that their kids are going to fall behind this year,” Cluchey said.

Even though her website was created just a few weeks ago, Cluchey said families from as far away as Missouri are using it.

She said she has been contacted by Maine schools as well. Cluchey said she hopes families see it as a tool to help the parent and the child.

“I thought I’d create a website where they wouldn’t have to navigate the Common Core standards. They could just read simple basic instructions, games and activities and interview questions to do with their children,” Cluchey said.

Cluchey also made sure students don’t have to be glued to their computer to use her program. Each standard comes with a printable packet.

“The idea behind the site is the only person who looks at the screen is the parent. This isn’t a hands-off program where the parents can set their kids up and take off, but it does speed up the process, so the parent can ask the interview question and then print out the materials,” Cluchey said.

Cluchey said she hopes families find it to be a simple tool to combat a difficult problem as children head back to school amid the pandemic.