ERIC Number: ED295837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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FAMILY MATH: A Report of an Intervention Program That Involves Parents in their Children's Mathematics Education.
Thompson, Virginia; Kreinberg, Nancy
This document describes the FAMILY MATH course which has been developed to teach parents how to help their children learn mathematics. The goals of the program are to: (1) provide parents with activities to help their children with mathematics at home; (2) provide parents with information about the importance of mathematics in future schooling and work; (3) inform families about the equity issues around mathematics; (4) inform parents that mathematics is important for all students; (5) build awareness that mathematics consists of more than arithmetic and rote computations; (6) develop problem-solving skills and the ability to talk about mathematics; (7) build positive attitudes toward mathematics; (8) help parents feel that they can and do make a difference in their children's mathematics education; and (9) provide an opportunity for all members of the family. The document includes results of a survey of class participants, sample materials, a description of the evolution of the project, and projections of future activities. (PK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Parents
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Philadelphia, PA, 1986).