ERIC Number: ED432630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Family Math for Urban Students and Parents. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 146.
Family mathematics programs, based on family literacy programs, successfully teach math skills to both children and their parents. This digest describes specific strategies for teaching family mathematics. Schools can use these strategies as part of an overall program or as ad hoc family learning activities. In family math programs, program participants are considered to have a contract with each other in which the teacher plans and presents activities, and the parent and child work on them together. Family math program problems and experiments use situations and materials from everyday experience. Most effective family math programs include personal contact between teachers and parents, periodic group meetings for parents, resource rooms, family outings with learning opportunities, and different levels of group and home work. To be successful, family math programs must recognize cultural and language differences among families. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family Programs, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; Tel: 800-601-4868 (Toll free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.