ERIC Number: ED327383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Developing and Implementing a Parental Awareness Program To Enhance Children's Mathematics Performance and Attitude.
The goal of this practicum was to involve parents in their children's mathematics learning. To accomplish this aim, efforts were made to improve children's performance and attitudes toward mathematics; to enable teachers to recognize the value of activities and games as an alternate to learning by rote; and to offer opportunities for parents to participate in workshops in order to obtain the knowledge necesary to help their children with mathematics, to explore various activities, and to have a hands-on experience with math materials to use at home. The implementation consisted of meeting with children in grades three through six to introduce them to exciting and stimulating math activities in order to show them that math can be an enjoyable subject. Six workshops for parents were designed to discuss pertinent information and mathematical activities they could use at home to improve their children's achievement and attitude towards math. Measurement of objectives was achieved by observation; the feedback of children, teachers, and parents; and responses to an evaluation form designed to reveal parental reactions to the program. Included are the introduction, study of the problem, anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments, solution strategy, results, discussion, and recommendations. Appended are the evaluation forms, recommendations for parents, letters to parents, description of number tricks, sample of children's activity sheets, description of games played, sample of activity sheets distributed to parents, and math challenges. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.