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ERIC Number: ED530127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9305-5699-7
Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action
Taylor-Cox, Jennifer
Eye on Education
Why should your school have a Family Math Night?: (1) Help students learn essential math concepts; (2) Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and (3) Promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry out of planning and conducting a Family Math Night at your school. How does Family Math Night work? (1) Invite parents to accompany their children to school for an evening event; (2) Arrange a series of tables ("stations") in a large room or in several classrooms; (3) As shown in this book, prepare materials--easy-to-find and inexpensive--and set up an activity at each station; (4) Parents and students visit some or all stations and engage in the activities together; and (5) Teachers encourage participation, offer assistance, and promote "math talk." This book contains 40 engaging and inspiring activities, organized by grade level, along with: For the teacher: (1) list of materials; (2) helpful hints; and (3) connections to math standards. For the parent and student: (1) description of activity and directions; (2) questions parents can ask; and (3) challenges. The activities in this book align with the NCTM content and process standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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