Creating & Implementing CCSS-Based Family Math Nights: Scaffolding Success in Grades P-8
Family Math Nights are a fun and interactive way to encourage parents to practice math education at home. In this month’s Implementing Common Core Standards in Math webinar, presenter Stephanie Shultz shared tips for hosting a successful Math Night. She discussed reasons to host a Family Math Night, resources to create activities, and how to overcome language barriers. She also gave attendees directions for a take-home game that students and parents can make at Math Night.
Quotes from the session:
“I think there are so many children that lack math confidence and this would be so wonderful for the math phobia that hangs in classrooms.”
“I have organized Family Math Nights in the past. Our committee had a list of all of the possible activities that parents & children can check as they complete activities. It is a nice way to keep everyone organized and prevent families from milling around and not moving from one activity to another.”
“Summer is sliding…thank you so much!!”
Sponsored by ETA hand2mind
Hosted by Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind.
Presented by Stephanie Shultz, former math coach and district Title 1 Math Specialist
As a previous math coach and district Title 1 Math Specialist (P-8), Stephanie Shultz has planned and implemented dozens of Family Math Nights. She has learned through reflection and experiences the most effective ways to bring parents in the school for mathematical events and keep them involved.
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