Talking Math With Your Kids
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This website is dedicated to helping parents support their children’s mathematical development. We know we need to read with our children every day, but what should we do for math? Answer: Talk about math with them as we and they encounter numbers and shapes in our everyday lives.
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“How to Talk Math With Your Kids”
In this video, math educator Kent Haines shares three easy-to-follow
guidelines to help parents talk about math with their children.
Watch the video here .
The mission of Bedtime Math is to help kids love numbers so they
can handle the math in real life.
Every day, they serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. It’s nothing like school. Parents can sign up by email, on their website, and on their free iPhone/iPad or Android app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it.
“Instill a Love of Math”
This article provides helpful tips on why and how to instill a love of
math in your children.
Read the article here .
“Ever Wonder What They’d Notice? (If Only Someone Would Ask)”
In this short talk by Annie Fetter from The Math Forum, she shares how we can talk to our kids to make them think by asking two simple questions, “What do you notice? What do you wonder?”
“Who Does Mathematics?”
In this video Christopher Danielson shares a wonderful conversation
with his daughter that illustrates how doing mathematics means that
children can ask and answer questions at the forefront of their own
“Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics”
This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with
children preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills
and build strong positive attitudes toward math. The guide is
available in English and en Espan~ol .
“Teaching Parents to Talk Math with Their Kids”
The article talks about the importance of talking about math with children starting at a young age. It also shares some surprising results such as a study that found “early math knowledge predicts later reading ability even better than early reading does.”
In this blog post, Christopher Danielson, the author of Which One Doesn’t Belong? uses an example of batteries to help us see the mathematics in everyday life.
Read the blog post here .