ERIC Number: ED365978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Math at Home. Making the Parent Connection! Leader Guide.
Moke, Susan, Ed.; Shermis, Michael, Ed.
This manual is a resource book for organizers and leaders and parent groups who want to explore specific strategies to use to encourage children to view math as a "user-friendly" subject. The guide contains material necessary to conduct a 1- or 1.5-hour session to help parents see the importance of: showing their children how problem-solving math relates to everyday activities; helping their children see math as a thinking rather than a memorization process; looking over graded assignments and tests and praising children's efforts to learn; and making an enthusiastic effort to help children with homework assignments. The guide includes: (1) a leader's guide with presentation notes and a variety of activities for the session; (2) a reproducible written invitation for teachers to send home to parents; (3) handout masters; (4) 25 bookmarks; and (5) information about other products and services that will help foster parent involvement. A booklet containing relevant read-aloud stories, an audio tape, and a loose-leaf folder accompany the guide. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Family Literacy, Home Study, Homework, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Training Methods, Young Children
Family Literacy Center, Indiana University. 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Family Literacy Center.
Note: For other leader guides, see CS 011 570-577.