Resources for Families

Articles and Resources

  • Talking Math With Your Kids
    This website is dedicated to helping parents support their children’s mathematical development. We know we need to read with our children every day, but what should we do for math? Answer: Talk about math with them as we and they encounter numbers and shapes in our everyday lives.”  

    Talking math with your kids

    Positive Parenting: Let's Talk about Math
    "Talking about math, incorporating it into day-to-day interactions can be really helpful." 

    National Math Festival Family Resources
    "Explore the wonder and beauty of math with these puzzles, games, books, videos, and other mathy treats for kids and families."

    Math is...
    Video from the Global Math Project.  What is Math?  how would you answer? 

    Parents’ Beliefs about Math Change Their Children’s Achievement
    "As well as the messages we give students about their potential, brain research is now showing that messages students pick up from their parents about math and their parents’ relationships with math can also change students’ math learning and achievement."

    5 Tips to Get Your Children Excited About Math
    "What are parents to do when their children don't show much interest or become easily frustrated by math?"  Robert Berry, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), answers this question.

    What happened to Math Class?  
    Video from Mike Flynn, Director of Math Leadership Programs at Mt. Holyoke.  "Understanding the Shifts in Mathematics Teaching and How to Support your Child's Learning" 

    Investigations K-5 Mathematics Blog
    This is the blog from TERC, the authors of our K-5 math program, Investigations.