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IV. Promoting Mathematical Thinking at Home

How to help your child even if you don’t have all the answers...

  • Have your child explain what concepts they are learning
    • Ask questions:
      • Can you explain?
      • What strategy did you use?
      • How else can you solve it?
    • Be positive about your child’s math education

    Promote mathematical thinking:

    • Encourage a “growth mindset” - being good at math is about working hard and persevering. has some great articles and activities.

    • Have fun with activities that involve math such as

    • working on art projects that use geometric shapes

      • cooking (measuring, combining)

      • shopping (comparing prices, weighing, sales)

      • playing card games, games with dice, board games with strategic thinking

      • working on art projects that use geometric shapes

      • reading

      • Stevens Memorial Library holds “Crazy 8 Math Club” on Thursdays after school

      • Kids Stop will also be doing Crazy 8 Math Club activities starting in January 2018

    Fluency support at home

    Check out these fun math games!