Family Math Night
Jennifer Taylor Cox
Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action
Why should your school have a Family Math Night?
• Help students learn essential math concepts
• Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence
• 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?
• Invite parents to accompany their children to school for an evening event.
• Arrange a series of tables ("stations") in a large room or in several classrooms.
• As shown in this book, prepare materials -- easy-to-find and inexpensive -- and set up an activity at each station.
• Parents and students visit some or all stations and engage in the activities together.
• 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
• list of materials
• helpful hints
• connections to math standards
For the parent and student
• description of activity and directions
• questions parents can ask
The activities in this book align with the NCTM content and process standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 5.