# About FAMILY MATH
FAMILY MATH believes that all children can learn and enjoy mathematics.
Parents and other family members are their children's first and most
influential teachers. Yet many parents report that they do not know
how to support their children’s mathematical learning.
FAMILY MATH focuses entirely on families learning mathematics together.
In FAMILY MATH, mathematics becomes a challenging and engaging learning
experience for everyone. Its math topics connect to the school curriculum,
including algebra, probability, statistics, estimation, logic, geometry,
and measurement.
FAMILY MATH focuses on developing problem-solving skills and building
a conceptual understanding of mathematics with hands-on materials. These
materials are often found in the home.
FAMILY MATH supports parent involvement. FAMILY MATH books and classes
offer practical ideas on:
• helping with homework
• communicating effectively with teachers
• creating awareness of how math affects
a child’s future opportunities
• designing a home learning environment
To talk with someone about the FAMILY MATH Program, please call 510-642-1823.
You can also contact FAMILY MATH Director Karen Mayfield-Ingram, at 510-642-9082 or by email at mayfield@berkeley.edu.
## FAMILY MATH Classes in the Community
FAMILY MATH Class Leader Workshops prepare educators, parents, and community
members to lead classes for families. A good mathematics background
is helpful but not essential. Anyone who is enthusiastic, kind, and
committed can become a FAMILY MATH class leader by attending a two-day
workshop. These are given at the Lawrence Hall of Science or at your
site. You will leave this workshop as an inspired FAMILY MATH class
leader.
FAMILY MATH Staff Development Workshops enable experienced Class Leaders
to prepare others to lead classes for families. Staff Development workshop
presenters need a good quality background in mathematics.
FAMILY MATH is a worldwide phenomenon. From South Africa to New Zealand
and throughout the United States, families gather to learn and enjoy
mathematics together. Check our Sites Network for the location nearest
you.
FAMILY MATH CLASSES
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