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Edge, Douglas – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Discusses parent involvement in mathematics education. Provides information on educational resources on the subject. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Ford, Marilyn Sue; Follmer, Robin; Litz, Kathleen K. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Discusses the benefits that can be achieved as a result of parental involvement in children's mathematics education. Concludes that, when the school and family unite in a partnership for children, their overlapping spheres of influence foster a positive attitude about mathematics at home which helps children learn mathematics at school. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation
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Carey, Linda M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Describes a teacher's challenge to help her second-grade students experience early success with mathematics by helping them master the time and monetary objectives they would face in the future testing process. Emphasizes parent involvement in this process and provides parent-student activities. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation
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Peressini, Dominic D. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Delineates the possible roles of parents in school mathematics. Examines the rationale that underlies efforts to involve parents in the general process of education and different types of parental involvement in mathematics education. Concludes that it is essential for parents and community members to be involved in mathematics education. Contains…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education
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Hartog, Martin D.; Diamantis, Maria; Brosnan, Patricia – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents resources to help parents develop their children's abilities to do mathematics while encouraging more positive attitudes toward mathematics and having fun in the process. Provides examples of activities that can be done at home with parents and children. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities
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Anderson, Ann G. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Highlights the role that parents play in their children's early mathematics learning prior to school entry. Suggests ways in which teachers and parents can assist one another in recognizing mathematics potential through sharing experiences with children. Lists activities that parents can do at home with their children. (ASK)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Ehnebuske, Jean M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents information about a project involving kindergarten, pre-first-grade children, and their parents called Inventing Maths for Parents and Children and Teachers (IMPACT). Concludes that empowering parents through IMPACT helps children attain mathematical power. Lists examples of IMPACT activities. Contains 18 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Ensign, Jacque – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents one successful attempt at connecting in-school and out-of-school mathematical experiences including mathematics portfolios and parents. Provides samples of work from portfolios from first through fifth grades. Contains 11 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Morse, Amy B.; Wagner, Polly – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents information on a seminar called "Developing Mathematical Ideas" with the goal of piloting a new curriculum and charting a new path for parents, schools, and children in mathematics. Explores central issues in the development of constructive, thoughtful, and generative relationships between parents and school community through parents'…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Conferences
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Caldwell, Marion Lee – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Illustrates some of the mathematical ideas that result from typical game-playing sessions of children and parents at home. Presents different board games. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities
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Levine, Linda L. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents information on a project emphasizing the importance of parental understanding and support in implementing change by creating a program for building parents' understanding of mathematics and assessment that would enable them to make informed decisions about their children's instructional progress. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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McCarty, Diane – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Describes a project to develop a lending library to support and extend the elementary mathematics curriculum with the goals of implementing the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) connections standards; enhancing parental involvement in mathematics learning; encouraging active, hands-on approaches to mathematics at home; and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Experiential Learning, Manipulative Materials