Math methodologies have undergone significant changes. Most of us remember sitting in a classroom with a teacher lecturing procedures for math concepts without providing foundational knowledge. Today students are learning mathematical concepts on a deeper level before exposure to procedures. They are expected to think critically, understand multiple perspectives, and apply concepts in real-life experiences. As a Math Specialist, these are the three questions that I get frequently:
- What's expected of my child in this grade?
- How can I help at home?
- What are some web sites and apps available?
All of these questions, and more, will be found on this site. This is a great resource for parents, students, and educators. If there is something that you would like more information on, please feel free to contact me.
Parent Guide - These guides to the Massachusetts learning standards help families understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade. http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/
Parent Roadmap: Supporting Your Child in Mathematics - Summary of grade-level content in mathematics. Also gives examples of methods students will be using throughout the year. https://www.cgcs.org/Page/244
Math at Home: Helping Your Children Learn and Enjoy Mathematics - How to promote and encourage your child's math education. Math-At-Home PDF
My Child has a Problem in Math! What can I do at Home? - Use tools at home for math engagement. Also gives ideas about homework and some web sites for review. https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/92_ProblemsLearningMath.pdf
8 Practical Ways to Conquer Your Child's Math Anxiety - Mathematical Anxiety
New Math: A Guide for Parents - Guide for Math
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System - Provides current information on the state-standardized testing in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Mathademics and Math Antics- A YouTube set dedicated to tutorials on various math concepts. https://www.youtube.com/user/Mathademics/featured
Tech Finder- Through Understood.org, search for apps and games that fit your child's needs. Tech Finder
Best Math Apps - With these top math apps, kids will discover that being good at math can be fun and rewarding! Best Math Apps