Common Core Strikes Again
In place value, a period is each group of three digits separated by commas in a multidigit number.
period Definition – Math Glossary from MathGoodies
Is this a new thing? I have never heard of this/used this term. I had to look it up. I had the answer right without knowing the definition, but I’d have called what it was asking for the place value, not the “period”. E said last year it was called a “house” and not a “period”. Way to confuse kids. How can they not even use the same terminology from year to year? How can we expect kids to “perform well on tests” if they can’t even decide what the correct terminology is to test their knowledge about?
Don’t even get me started on using a more ethnic name (I have zero problems with any name you want to use, my kids names are purposefully not names like Michael or William or Sara or Jennifer and could be considered ethnic as well) in a math word problem. My kid is now hung up on pronouncing this imaginary Latricia and imaginary Marta’s names correctly over ignoring this useless information and getting to the math problem that needs to be solved. She literally spent longer asking me if she is saying the names properly than she spent solving the presented word problem. I see my next few weeks worth of math help will also consist of showing her how to quickly assess and cross out the information that you don’t need so you only have to pay attention to the information that you do need.