142 pages | 43 B/W Illus.
Host family math nights at your elementary school—starting today! Family math nights are a great way for teachers to get parents involved their children’s education and to promote math learning outside of the classroom. In this practical book, you’ll find step-by-step guidelines and activities to help you bring family math nights to life. The enhanced second edition is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice with new activities to help students explain their answers and write about math. It also comes with ready-to-use handouts that you can distribute during your event. With the resources in this book, you’ll have everything you need to help students learn essential math concepts—including counting and cardinality; operations and algebraic thinking; numbers and operations in base ten; number and operations – fractions; measurement and data; and geometry—in a fun and supportive environment.
"Family Math Night is a must-have resource for administrators, teachers, and parents. This exciting resource has a wealth of engaging activities centered around developing mathematical reasoning. Parents and students work together to complete experiments, solve puzzles, or play games all while having rich conversations about mathematics and learning that math can be FUN!"
"Family Math Night is an excellent resource for the elementary building. Not only can these activities be easily incorporated into family involvement events such as math nights, but a classroom teacher can also seamlessly use them in stations during guided math. All guesswork has been taken out because of Taylor-Cox’s thorough descriptions and because of all the manipulative resources included. An educator will find the first page of each activity incredibly handy, while the second page is a wonderful way to encourage mathematical discourse not only between family members but also within student groups in the classroom!"
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Primary Stations
Chapter Three: Intermediate Stations
Chapter Four: General Stations
Chapter Five: Additional Tools
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