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# Family Math Night - 2015

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#### Transcript of Family Math Night - 2015

Surprises!
Welcome to Family Math & Literacy Night
Lincoln & GD Jones Elementaries
Thursday January 15, 2015
What Tips Can I Use to Help My Child?
Make math part of your child’s day:

Point out to your child the many ways in which math is used in everyday activities.
Encourage your child to tell or show you how he or she uses math in everyday life.
Include your child in everyday activities that involve math – making purchases, measuring ingredients, counting out plates and utensils for dinner.
Play games and do puzzles with your child that involve math.
They may focus on direction or time, logic and reasoning, sorting, or estimating.
Do math problems with your child for fun.
When doing math with your child, use household objects such as measuring cups and containers of various shapes and sizes, as well as math tools such as a ruler and calculator.

Understanding Numbers
1. Count Everything!
2. Sing counting songs.
number problems.
5. Practice "skip counting".
6. Make up games using dice and
playing cards.
Understanding Measurements
1. Measure items found around the
house.
2. Estimate everything!
3. Compare and organize household
items.
6. Involve your child in activities that involve
measurements.
Understanding Geometry
Math is everywhere and your child may want to practice everyday.

Remember:
Make mathematics part of your child's day.
Encourage your child to give explanations.
Your child's teacher is available to help.
Understanding and Managing Data

1. Identify shapes by their proper names.
2. Build structures using blocks or old
boxes.
3. Hide an object (toy) and use directional
4. Play "I spy" looking for different shapes.
street, neighbourhood, or town.
6. Go on a "shape hunt"
1. Sort household items.
2. Organize books on a shelf.
3. Sort markers, crayons, etc.
Thank you for joining us this evening.
Ideas for Manipulatives
Let's try a small experiment.
Mentally find the following sum.
99 + 17
Please turn to a family member
or "shoulder partner" and
explain what strategy you used
to find the sum.
https://www.mathreasoninginventory.com/Home/VideoLibrary
Let's see view a few sample responses:
http://goo.gl/RSeRnE
http://goo.gl/6Ia8ha
http://goo.gl/FVRj3G
http://goo.gl/Jb62A2
http://goo.gl/2Q5kK1
http://goo.gl/YLUY4k
Here are some ideas for how you can promote
mathematical thinking at home.

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Kindergarten
How would you find this sum?

4 x 6 = 24
5 x 3 = ?
4 x 6 = ?
12 x 24 =
Promoting a Growth Mindset

vs.

Common Core State Standards
(established in 1997)

By the end of grade 4 students will...

By the end of grade 8 students will...

By the end of grade 12 students will...

Common Core State Standards
(established in 2011)

By the end of grade K students will...

By the end of grade 1 students will...

By the end of grade 2 students will...

By the end of grade 3 students will...etc.
The standards outline "WHAT" we teach.

Brain-based research guides "HOW" we teach.
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