I just discovered a wonderful resource for parents! The website (http://www.commoncoreworks.org) has some useful resources for parents and teachers about the Common Core. I'm attaching Parent Roadmaps for grades 6-8 that provide great information about what the Common Core expects from your child in the area of mathematics. The site also includes information on the ELA and Science standards. I encourage you to check it out!
Grade 8 Roadmap:
Grade 7 Roadmap:
Grade 6 Roadmap:
Jo Boaler is one of my favorite math instructors and she has some great ideas for parents. I highly recommend reading this article!