Math"Mathematical literacy is essential for every child's future. A solid mathematics education is essential for an informed public, our national security, a strong economy, and national well-being." National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics
Ways Parents Can Do Math With Their Children - By Marilyn Burns
• Each evening, empty your change purse or pocket of coins and, with your child, figure out the total value of the money.
• When you are going to the movies or to an appointment, have your child figure out what time you need to leave to arrive on time.
• Let your child see you doing math—measuring ingredients when you're cooking, making change when shopping, keeping score for a game, measuring plant food to feed your houseplants, and so on—and talk aloud about how you're reasoning.
• Cuddle up with your child and read aloud children's books that have math themes, then talk about the ideas in the stories. (Ask your librarian for suggestions.)
• Realize your influence on your child's math attitude. Make numbers accessible in game-like, light-hearted, playful ways. Let your children know that math is just another aspect of life and is not to be feared.
Pearson Successnet - Access the Scott Foresman textbook along with games and parent resources
First In Math - Students with who are using this program in their classroom may practice facts at home.
Annenberg Videos- Watch videos designed for parents which highlight how to help your child learn math.
A+ Math- Interactive educational math activites for grades K-12. Site includes math games, worksheets, flashcards, and more.
AAA Math- Site features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic.
Figure This- Math Challenges for Families - Assortment of mathematical challenges based on real life situations. The site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).