Family Math Night K-5 : Common Core State Standards in Action book cover
2nd Edition

Family Math Night K-5
Common Core State Standards in Action

ISBN 9781138915541
Published August 7, 2017 by Routledge
156 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Special Features:

  • The book is organized by math content and grade band, so you can quickly find activities that meet your needs.
  • Each activity is easy to implement and includes a page of instructions educators can use to prepare the station, as well as a page for families that explains the activity and can be photocopied and displayed at the station.
  • All of the family activities can be photocopied or downloaded from our website,, so that you can distribute them during your event.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Primary Stations

Chapter Three: Intermediate Stations

Chapter Four: General Stations

Chapter Five: Additional Tools

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Jennifer Taylor-Cox is owner of Taylor-Cox Instruction, LLC. She serves as an educational consultant for numerous districts across the United States. She teaches university courses in education and is author of seven Routledge Eye On Education books.


"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!"

  • Tracy R. Easterling, Instructional Technology Coach and K-6 Math and Science Specialist, Bristol Tennessee City Schools, Bristol, Tennessee

"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!"

  • Aubrey Carpenter, Instructional Math Coach, Danville District 118, Danville, Illinois