ERIC Number: ED462256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Family Math for Young Children: Comparing.
Coates, Grace Davila; Stenmark, Jean Kerr
This publication is designed for families with young children ages four through eight. It aims to help families acquire methods and materials through which to make mathematics more accessible for all students. Special focus is placed on those students from groups that are not traditionally well-represented in mathematics: students of color, girls, children from low-income families, and language minority students. This program supports a problem-solving approach to mathematics that includes having students and families work together in groups, using active learning methods, and incorporating a broad mathematics curriculum presented in a variety of contexts. This book contains a section on creating a mathematical environment; 37 investigations, activities, and explorations; examples of treasures and collections that may be used as the center of mathematics activities; evaluation strategies; ideas for sharing family mathematics activities with others; and a resources section. (DDR)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Family Environment, Family Involvement, Females, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Young Children
EQUALS Publications, University of California-Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, #5200, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200 ($19.95). Tel: 800-897-5036 (Toll Free); Fax: 510-643-5757.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.