# Common Core: Key Shifts in Mathematics

**“I can, you know, do math and stuff,”** says Harry Potter defensively in *Harry Potter and the* *Sorcerer’s Stone.* Math and stuff. I'm sure Professor McGonagall would shudder to hear that. The key shifts in Common Core math are leading students to a deeper understanding of why they do math and what the numbers mean. Here are the key shifts in mathematics and a few baby steps towards achieving them.

__https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/common-core-key-shifts-mathematics/__