ERIC Number: ED410097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Uncovering Math with Your Family: Fun Activities in the World around You.
Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas.
Children's first experiences with numbers affect the ways in which they view mathematics the rest of their lives. In order to make sense of math, children need to explore and investigate using real objects instead of just symbols; practice skills in an atmosphere of fun; see mistakes as just another way of learning new ideas; make use of a variety of tools in problem solving; understand that there may be many ways to approach a problem; view math as useful, important, and more than just arithmetic; and feel confident that they can become problem solvers. This booklet contains mathematics activities that families can experience together. The activities were written by leading mathematics educators and are designed to provide opportunities to nurture a child's natural curiosity and to share the joy of uncovering math in the world around them. The activities are organized into four themes: (1) Math in Your Home; (2) Math in Your Neighborhood; (3) Math on the Go; and (4) Math in the Store. (JRH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Investigations, Mathematics Activities, Parent Participation, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Teaching Guides
Family Math Activity Book, Texas Instruments, P.O. Box 650311, MS 3908, Dallas, TX 75265-9862; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; world wide web: www.ti.com/calc
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas.