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Family Math Nights

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Family Math Nights
by Mark McVittie - Monday, 28 April 2014, 9:52 PM

Monday, April 28.  Weds, April 30 and Monday, May 5.  6 - 7pm in the Library.

Each session is different, so come to one, two or all three!

Family Math was developed by the EQUALS program of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  Its mission is to improve mathematics teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools, providing activities and methods to help students succeed in mathematics, especially female and minority students.

Family Math focuses on parents and children learning mathematics together.  It gives parents and children opportunities to develop problem solving skills and to build an understanding of mathematics with hands on materials.  Students (that is parents and children alike) will learn how to think about a problem using such strategies as looking for patterns, drawing a picture, working backward, working with a partner, solving a problem by its components or eliminating possibilities.  Having a wealth of strategies allows for choices of ways to start looking at problems. 

Many different activities will be demonstrated over three evening sessions at the Dallas school.  This is a wonderful opportunity to involve parents with their child's development of understanding in mathematics.