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## FAMILY MATH Classes- are offered by teachers, parents, retired persons, or community
volunteers in a school, church, community center, or home
- usually meet for an hour-and-a-half to two hours per session, once
a week for four to six weeks
- include algebra, logical thinking, number sense, geometry, probability
and statistics, measurement, estimation, and other concepts covered
throughout the preK–9 mathematics curriculum
- are usually taught by grade levels (preK–2; 3–4; 5–6;
7–9), although many different combinations are used
- give parents and children opportunities to develop problem-solving
skills and to build an understanding of math concepts with hands-on
materials
- Problem solving
By problem-solving skills we mean ways in which people think about how to solve a problem. These include such strategies as looking for patterns, drawing a picture, working with a partner, or eliminating possibilities.
Having a supply of strategies helps eliminate the frustration of not knowing how or where to begin solving a problem. Having more strategies increases confidence, improves willingness to tackle new problems, and results in better problem solvers.
- Hands-on
By hands-on materials, we mean common household items such as blocks, beans, and toothpicks that are used to help learners picture and conceptualize problems.
- Problem solving
- provide parents with advocacy tools to support their children’s mathematics education
## RESOURCES AVAILABLE FAMILY MATH for Young Children: Comparing,
grades PreK–3 FAMILY MATH books provide activities with easy to follow instructions for families to do at home or in class as well. Complete plans on how to set up a FAMILY MATH class series are also included in each book. |

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