ERIC Number: ED364402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing Maths Learning with Children--A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Others.
Costello, Pat; And Others
This book serves as a guide for Australian parents who want to take an active role in the mathematics learning of their children. It presents material so that families will learn, think, and talk about mathematics. Many family-life lessons, such as weighing out ingredients for a cake or choosing the best route to the zoo, are presented. The book has nine chapters devoted to: (1) key issues in mathematics; (2) mathematics learning theory; (3) prior knowledge and student and teacher roles; (4) teaching methods involving problems, language, mathematical symbols, and questioning; (5) working with your child, especially dealing with anxiety and working cooperatively; (6) number, measurement, estimation, and space involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, basic algebra, measurement, and geometry; (7) technology; (8) family fun mathematics; and (9) follow up. Included are appendices containing: recommended materials, mathematical terms and symbols, and statements of professional organizations on mathematics education. (JAF)
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Computers, Decimal Fractions, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Fractions, Geometry, Home Instruction, Junior High Schools, Learning Theories, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Whole Numbers
Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd., Radford House, Frederick Street, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
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