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ERIC Number: ED502724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Counting on Excellence: How Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Mathematics. Recommendations from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel
US Department of Education
Research shows that a child's goals for and beliefs about learning are related to his or her performance in mathematics. This pamphlet includes suggestions for parents to help ensure that their children develop positive learning attitudes and succeed in mathematics, including: (1) Introducing babies and toddlers to numbers, counting and shapes; (2) Helping pre-kindergartners explore basic mathematic language such as "more than," "less than," "equal to," "light," and "heavy"; (3) Asking caregivers or pre-school teachers about activities to develop beginning mathematical knowledge and skills; and (4) Online resources such as "Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics."
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A