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IV. Promoting Mathematical Thinking at Home



Promote mathematical thinking:
  • Encourage a “growth mindset” - being good at math is about working hard and persevering.  Youcubed.org Has some great articles and activities.

  • Have fun with activities that involve math such as

    • 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


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


    Fluency support at home:

    Grade 3 fluency support at home

    Grade 4 fluency support at home

    Grade 5 fluency support at home


    Check out these fun math games!

    Greg Tang Math Games

    Math Playground

    Cool Math Games

    PBS Kids Math Games

    Funbrain

    Multiplication.com - includes games on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division