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Math At Home

In today’s world where mathematics is increasingly a gatekeeper, all K-12 students need to become mathematically proficient. Families and caregivers have roles in ensuring that all students have access and a disposition to learn mathematics.

MEC’s Math at Home section is based on the belief that children can learn mathematics if:

  • they are taught in meaningful, engaging and relevant ways
  • they work hard and believe they can become mathematically powerful.
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There are many ways families can help children understand and use mathematics. For example, children need to know that important adults in their lives - parents, teachers and others -  believe they can learn math. Students need a regular time and space to do their homework. Family members can guide students as they complete homework by asking questions as children solve the problems.

Families can do math together when shopping, playing games and describing the world around them. The Games link in the Math At Home section suggests fun family learning experiences that engage children with mathematics. Repeatedly playing math games can help children think logically, reason mathematically and learn basic facts. The Website links connect to resources for families and math sites that can ignite children’s enthusiasm for mathematics. 

Mathematically Powerful Students >

Believe Children Can Learn >

Math Games for Learning  > 

Helping With Homework > 

Parents as Questioners > 

 

"It was important to learn what and how my children are learning math."  - Parent, MEC Math Night

 

“My classroom practice is improving as I work with MEC. My students are truly engaged with math as I’ve learned to differentiate for all the learners in my classroom. The quality of their work, and their ability to handle work with levels of increasing complexity is unlike anything I have seen in my previous years of teaching.”  - 1st Grade Teacher

 

“As a result of MEC courses, math makes sense in a very motivating and exciting way. I feel cheated that I did not grow up thinking that all those equations and concepts just explained the real world.”  - 4th Grade Teacher