ERIC Number: ED460009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-24
A Family Math Program To Increase Parent Participation in Math Homework in a Primary Multi-Age Classroom.
Hradnansky, Terre A.
This practicum was designed to increase parental involvement and parental support in the area of interactive mathematics homework by helping parents to better understand their role and responsibilities towards helping their child with the interactive math homework that reinforces the curriculum. Family math meetings were offered and follow-up newsletters were written and distributed to parents. The writer conducted two family math sessions that included a parent education portion, a math materials make-it/take-it portion, and a parent-child interaction portion. During the parent education portion, the writer informed parents about the math curriculum and modeled teaching strategies that support children's mathematical thinking. The families made math materials and parents used the modeled teaching strategies while interacting with their children during the parent-child interaction portion of the meeting. The writer wrote and distributed four math newsletters to increase parent knowledge of both the math curriculum and the use of instructional strategies with interactive math homework activities. The results of the practicum were positive. The data indicated parents used instructional strategies that supported children's mathematical learning during family math meetings and in homework completion. Parent participation in homework increased. Parents reported they had a better understanding of the math curriculum and how to help their child with interactive math homework. (DDR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Nova Southeastern University.