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- 1. So how do I help my child? Brian Lack & Donna Price It’s Not the Math I Learned!
- 2. What is Mathematics? Traditional View Negative Attitudes and Perceptions Emphasis Ignored Rules and Procedures Concepts and Big Ideas Computation Problem Solving Answers Thinking Processes One “best” Way Alternative Strategies Listen, copy, memorize, drill Explain, predict, justify, represent
- 3. What is the curriculum? Why the changes? Global economic concerns International comparisons College and career readiness
- 4. The Standards for Mathematical Practice Overarching Habits of Mind Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Attend to precision. Reasoning and Explaining Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Modeling and Using Tools Model with mathematics. Use appropriate tools strategically. Seeing Structure and Generalizing Look for and make use of structure. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
- 5. How Can I Help My Child? Ask questions What exactly is confusing you? What do you think? How do you know this? (Show me.) Why do you think this? Can you tell me more? What questions can you ask your teacher? Help them master basic facts Support math homework Avoid “doing it”
- 6. How Can I Help My Child? Teach them to do math in their head Look to a teacher’s website, the student work book, or ask the teacher if your child does not understand a concept. Help them understand math vocabulary Help them solve word problems Make math a part of everyday life
- 7. Resources • Video/audio (searchable by topic/standard) • Interactive & adaptive (searchable by topic) • Virtual tools (for modeling math concepts)
- 8. Interactive Math Learning Sites http://www.mobymax.com/ K-8 online learning, common core aligned, adapts to student’s individual strengths/weaknesses; free access with school account http://www.dreambox.com/ K-5 online learning, common core aligned, heavily focused on visual models; adapts to student’s individual strengths/weaknesses; free 14-day trial available http://www.mathwarehouse.com/ Math lessons, demonstrations, interactive activities and online quizzes on all areas of mathematics http://www.adaptedmind.com/gradelist.php Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html Multimedia resource that includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life; most appropriate for grades 4 – 8.
- 9. Virtual Tools http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – use this site for concrete/pictorial models http://www.visualfractions.com/ Interactive fractions with visual models – great for visual learners
- 10. Video/Audio Math Learning Sites http://learnzillion.com Requires a login, but free to sign up; Review, Common Mistakes, Core Lesson, Guided Practice, Extension Activities, and Quick Quiz http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/index.html Thousands of free math videos that are categorized according to grades and topics http://www.khanacademy.org/ Thousands of free math videos covering all topics
- 11. Text-based Math Learning Sites http://www.purplemath.com/ Contains practical math lessons demonstrating useful techniques and pointing out common errors http://www.mathsisfun.com/ Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum http://www.coolmath.com/ Easy-to-follow math lessons, cool math games, parents and teachers areas too
- 12. Parent Support http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html Detailed, fun, real-world math activities to do at home with your children http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244 Parent roadmap to standards by grade level http://pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2909 Parent guides to student success, by grade level http://mathforum.org/t2t/ask/ A platform for asking questions about how children learn mathematics http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=7928 NCTM – How to work with the school; parents share tips
- 13. Questions? Thank you for attending
- 14. How is Common Core Different? Focus Coherence Rigor Relevant

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