On Curriculum night, I was asked how parents can support their child’s development of mathematics. Well, simply put: Talk to your child about math as he/she and you encounter numbers and shapes in your everyday lives. Math is all around us. I believe that students learn best when they are actively involved. Let them develop their own thinking, try not to talk ‘at’ them about… math. Christopher Danielson’s book, Talking Math With Your Kids, which provides great examples on how to talk math with 3 to 9 year olds.
www.talkingmathwithkids.com and www.tabletalkmath.com are some valuable resources with products and blogs.
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