At Family STEM Night on Thursday, April 25th 2019, parents and guardians attended Dr. Sue Looney’s presentation: Mathematics and Sense Making - How Can I Best support my Child in Math?
Dr. Sue Looney is a professional development provider who supports the elementary teachers in Stoughton. She speaks at national conferences, is a published author, and works with teachers for the MA Department of Education. She is a teacher, a parent, and an advocate for children. She is passionate about making mathematics equitable and accessible to all learners.
Dr. Looney explained strategies for helping your child make sense of mathematics:
- Specific strategies to support your child as they solve challenging math problems
- The Parent/Guardian's role in homework
- Growth Mindset and how to make math fun
- Activities and resources that families can immediately use at home
Here is the parent presentation and Visualizing Story Problems Handout to read and print out.
Science, Technology, Electronics and Math (STEM) Resources for children and parents (2017)
Sheppard Software (Math Games Galore!)
This is a website with MANY great, free games to practice math. This is a great site for fractions practice too!
Here you can find tips on reading materials, extra practice, childhood development by age group, and much more. This is a great way to get some free tips on how to help your children with homework and find ways to best suit their educational needs in and out of the classroom.
Here is a link to the kids (ages 8-12) version called "The Stacks" where you can browse popular literature for that age group. There are some fun games and blogs to keep you updated with the current events in reading!
I am always telling the students to "expand their brain cells", and this is a great website to do just that! There are games for reading, math, and word-play. This one is a huge hit with all of the students.
This website is a great place for age appropriate games for math, science, and logic games. Guess what? They are all F-R-E-E! Have fun.
Another amusement park of math games for the eager math wizard!
All kinds of interactive activities
Math games galore
Discovery Education, free resources for homework tips, motivating your child, and even some math help too! There is a link for a "puzzlemaker" that you and your child can make together at home for extra practice.
Here is a FREE website that can be used to work on skills in all subject areas at different levels based on your child's needs at a given time. The other reason I like this website is because for every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program in the fight against world hunger. So as you and your child learn, another child gets to eat across the globe. It's fantastic!
Here are some helpful sites for reinforcement:
Math Games and other great things!
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