Everyday Mathematics For Parents

Author: The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022626551X
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The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain. Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.

Preschool Math

Author: Debbie Cunningham
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876597614
Size: 58.95 MB
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The authors of Preschool Math--a scientist, a Montessori teacher, and an Emergent Curriculum advocate--come from different backgrounds and all offer unique expertise to the book. This combination gives the book a particularly interesting and stimulating approach, and makes the book usable for any teacher. Preschool Math encourages teachers to listen to and observe young children to better understand how they think about their world. The book uses these prompts to expand into useful and appropriate math experiences. Teachers will encourage children to use their senses and bodies to explore ideas, record and talk about the concepts, and to learn how math feels, tastes, and looks. Activities in Preschool Math use the scientific ideals of testing, evaluating, exploring, experimenting, problem solving, making guesses, and forming a hypothesis, while utilizing interesting materials and environments in mathematical ways. Special features of this book Each activity includes assessment following standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Activities are geared for a range of ages and abilities, and many types of learning environments. Experiences included in the book originate in children's own explorations of math concepts in day-to-day play. Preschool Math encourages hands-on playful and child-focused experiences that guide children towards a sound understanding of the basic math concepts. Preschool Math encourages teachers, caregivers, students and parents to create math experiences from everyday events and materials. Preschool Math encourages children's thoughtful considerations, theory development, and logical exploration. It discourages interrogation or forcing a yes or no answer. Teachers are encouraged to observe children's play when introducing math concepts, or environment in ways that are appropriate at that time and for those children. This approach helps children learn math concepts as they are ready for them. Preschool Math is written so that teachers can easily access and use the activities. The authors suggest materials and activities as well as describe ways to talk with the children or to encourage further exploration over future days or weeks. Teachers can find activities that best suit children's needs, or use the ideas to set up environments that will encourage children to explore math. Preschool Math will enrich the lives of children, introduce concepts that build foundations for a lifetime of learning, encourage wondering and exploration, and provide encouragement for adults to make early childhood a real math playground!

Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies

Author: Jared Myracle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841859
Size: 80.54 MB
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A parent's guide to understanding the Common Core educational standards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, the Common Core standards have been adopted in 45 states from coast to coast. These new common standards are designed to bring many diverse state standards into alignment with each other in math and English to create a set of national educational standards. Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies explains this new set of standards, what it means for students, and how parents can get their children prepared for the school year. Explains what changes to expect in the classroom Includes a grade-by-grade explanation of the new math and English standards Provides tips and exercises for helping students succeed For parents who want to help their kids excel at school, Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies is a handy, straightforward guide that explains everything they need to know.

Math Coach

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425179833
Size: 35.36 MB
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From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.

Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies With Videos Online

Author: Christopher Danielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119013933
Size: 79.86 MB
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Provides help for frustrated parents used to doing math “the old way” by explaining what and how their children are learning in the Common Core math curriculum, including sample problems and tips for more effectively communicating with teachers. Original.

Math Circles For Elementary School Students

Author: Natasha Rozhkovskaya
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 1470416956
Size: 19.73 MB
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The main part of this book describes the first semester of the existence of a successful and now highly popular program for elementary school students at the Berkeley Math Circle. The topics discussed in the book introduce the participants to the basics of many important areas of modern mathematics, including logic, symmetry, probability theory, knot theory, cryptography, fractals, and number theory. Each chapter in the first part of this book consists of two parts. It starts with generously illustrated sets of problems and hands-on activities. This part is addressed to young readers who can try to solve problems on their own or to discuss them with adults. The second part of each chapter is addressed to teachers and parents. It includes comments on the topics of the lesson, relates those topics to discussions in other chapters, and describes the actual reaction of math circle participants to the proposed activities. The supplementary problems that were discussed at workshops of Math Circle at Kansas State University are given in the second part of the book. The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

Table Talk Math

Author: John Stevens
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444028
Size: 31.72 MB
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Making math part of everyday conversations is a powerful way to help children and teens learn to love math. In Table Talk Math, John Stevens offers parents (and teachers!) ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that will get kids notice and be curious about all the numbers, patterns, and equations in the world around them.

A Parent S Survival Guide To Common Core Math

Author: Christen Nine
Publisher: Math Stream
ISBN: 9780692674949
Size: 71.56 MB
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If knowledge truly is power, then this book is a must-read for parents who have felt concerned, confused, or threatened by the apparent invasion of the controversial Common Core State Standards into their child's math education. This book is written as a practical, survival guide for parents of elementary aged students. Read up on the standard overview for each elementary grade level; discover some of the truth behind the Common Core myths; study examples of key methods and models being incorporated into many Common Core guided classrooms; understand some of the research that has led to the "new" methods; and watch companion videos that help bring additional clarity to the material. Whether you have a fourth or fifth grade student who is struggling with fractions or a Kindergartner who is just entering the school system, this book is for you. Book Content Includes: -Understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice -A Basic Outline of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics -Tools and Examples for teaching Number Understanding -Tools and Examples for teaching Place Value -Tools and Examples for teaching Addition and Subtraction -Tools and Examples for teaching Data Organization -Tools and Examples for teaching Multiplication and Division -Tools and Examplea for teaching Fractions -Tools and Examples for teaching Decimals All content is written with the typical parent in mind. No prior study of education is necessary, and videos are available for each math section to give a well rounded, clear explanation of each topic. Empower yourself to be a valuable part of your child's math education. This book comes with 25 HD companion videos available on http: //commoncoremath101.com

Moebius Noodles

Author: Yelena McManaman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780977693955
Size: 43.18 MB
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"How do you want your child to feel about math? Confident, curious and deeply connected? Then Moebius Noodles is for you. It offers advanced math activities to fit your child's personality, interests, and needs. Can you enjoy playful math with your child? Yes! The book shows you how to go beyond your own math limits and anxieties to do so. It opens the door to a supportive online community that will answer your questions and give you ideas along the way. Learn how you can create an immersive rich math environment for your baby. Find out ways to help your toddler discover deep math in everyday experiences. Play games that will develop your child's sense of happy familiarity with mathematics. A five-year-old once asked us, "Who makes math?" and jumped for joy at the answer, "You!" Moebius Noodles helps you take small, immediate steps toward the sense of mathematical power. You and your child can make math your own. Together, make your own math!"--Publisher's website.