Family Math Nights: Collaborative Celebrations of Mathematical Learning.
The school contact is responsible for reserving rooms for family math night and inviting families to attend the event. When the families arrive, they are given a family math night ticket to help keep track of the different games they play. Family math night can be an exciting event for parents and students when they can "learn about mathematics together in an informal and supportive setting" (p. 407).
While family math night is one great idea for involving participants in learning together, Lachance does not address the changing family dynamics of today's schools, such as families with various income levels, transportation difficulties, divorced parents (and subsequent custody issues), single parents, and other family situations. Readers of this article are advised to be considerate of family structures and adapt math night to meet their needs. Reviewed by Kara Scholl, Math Coach, Hoover City Schools, Alabama.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2007|
|Previous Article:||Family-Friendly Teachers: Tips for Working With Diverse Families.|
|Next Article:||The Family Fluency Program.|