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Eric.ed.gov – Helping Your Child Learn Math with Activities for Children Aged 5 through 13.

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This booklet is one in a series on different education topics intended to help parents make the most of their child’s natural curiosity and become an integral part of reaching the National Education Goals as set forth by the President and governors in 1990. The book suggests ways that parents can generate interest in mathematics in children aged 5-13. Three initial sections discuss ideas parents need to consider when working with their children. Concepts discussed include the importance of mathematics, parents’ and students’ attitudes toward mathematics, the meaning of being a mathematics problem solver, communicating mathematics, and how to use the book. Twenty-six activities are presented that incorporate games, problem solving, and hands-on experiences to teach mathematical concepts. The activities are divided into three categories: (1) Math in the Home (e.g., money match, name that coin, treasure hunt); (2) Mathland: The Grocery Store (scan it, get into shape, weighing in); and (3) Math on the Go (e.g., license plates, number search). Topics covered in the activities include: measurement, estimation, probability, computation, fractions, data collection and representation, graphing, and geometry. Each activity includes three parts: purpose, material needed and “what to do.” Appendices provide suggestions to support a positive mathematics environment in the local school, a sample from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics'”Curriculum and Evaluation Standards,” and a list of over 50 supplementary resources for parents and children. (MDH)

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