DoYourHomeworkArizona.org is a free tool created by Stand for Children Arizona to help parents better understand homework related to Arizona’s new academic standards in math and English in grades Kindergarten – 8th Grade.
To help students meet the expectations of the College and Career Ready Standards, educators will need to pursue, with equal intensity, three aspects of rigor in the major work of each grade: conceptual understanding, applications, procedural skill and fluency.
As an organization that works with parents every day in Arizona schools, Stand understands the challenges parents face as they try to help their children approach concepts in a new way.
However, while this approach is new it does not mean that it is bad. In fact, a majority of Arizona teachers support it. The goal of these new standards is to challenge our students to do more with what they learn both inside and outside of the classroom as they prepare for future educational success as well as diverse careers. It’s about teaching kids the “why” and not just the “how.”
As parents, we know that you may also need some help with the “how.” We hope this site provides the much needed support to help your child succeed. While it will not answer every question you might have, we hope it answers a few…and helps ease some of the frustration that comes along with learning new things.