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Yes, I Can Help My Child. I really can!. Expert Panel report:. All students can learn and be confident in mathematics given appropriate support and time. Pair / Share Discussion. Research . Children learn math best when they: collaboratively explore and communicate - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Yes, I Can</p><p>Help My ChildI really can!</p></li><li><p>Expert Panel report:All students can learn and be confident in mathematics given appropriate support and time.</p><p>Pair / Share Discussion</p></li><li><p>Research Children learn math best when they:collaboratively explore and communicate use technologies and concrete materials computers, calculators, manipulativesmake connections to their worldengage in activities to strengthen their understanding</p></li><li><p>Yes, I can Talk about math in positive waysIm sure you will understand if you Lets figure it out together.I could never do the math either.</p><p>Dont worry about the math.</p></li><li><p>Yes, I can Share daily/weekly/monthly mathexperiences with my child</p></li><li><p>Discuss Video and computer gamesTelevision shows (learning channel, ...)Travelling (calculating distances, destination estimation, budget, gas prices, )Banking (loans, mortgages, interests, )</p></li><li><p>Home Activities Play games - Chess, Checkers, Cribbage, Bridge, Euchre, Memory Games, Backgammon, .Make puzzles. Involved your child with shopping.Engage in the mathematics of cooking and baking.Plan and execute home renovations.</p></li><li><p>Yes, I can Support my child through homework challenges by listening and asking questions</p></li><li><p>Yes, I can Allow my child to struggle through the process of problem solving</p><p>Discuss mistakes as learning opportunities</p></li><li><p>Questions to Ask What do you need to find out?Tell me what you know?Show me what you started?What can you try first?Can you make a drawing or picture?Will a list or table help?</p></li><li><p>More Questions Why did you?What can you do next?Do you see any patterns?Does the answer make sense?Tell me in a different wayWhat would happen if?</p></li><li><p>Problem-Solving StrategiesGuess and checkLook for a patternMake a diagram or modelAct it outWork backwardsSimplify the problem</p><p>Eliminate possibilitiesMake a systematic listGet advise or researchSleep on it</p></li><li><p>Research Traditional algorithms are an essential part of mathematics learning and should be taught, but only after students have developed understanding of the concept and shared their own approaches to the problem. </p><p>(Kamii and Dominick, 1997; Van de Walle, 2001)</p></li><li><p>Prompts Ask your child to show you how he/she is finding the answer.Share your method. Explain to each other why your different methods are successful.</p><p>Providing shortcuts for getting the answer might hinder deeper student understanding.</p></li><li><p>Internet Sites (Dr. Math)www.amathdictionaryforkids.com (ask a teacher) (lessons &amp; tutorials)</p></li><li><p>Yes, I Can</p><p>Help My ChildI really can!</p><p>The Expert Panel on Numeracy, Grades 7-12 released its report, Leading Math Success: Mathematical Literacy, Grades 7-12 in June 2004. On page 10 of the report it says:Mathematical literacy involves more than executing procedures. It implies a knowledge base and the competence and confidence to apply this knowledge in the practical world. A mathematically literate person can estimate, interpret data, solve dad-to-day problems, reason in numerical, graphical, and geometric situations, and communicate using mathematics. Mathematical literacy is necessary both at work and in daily life. It is one of the keys to coping with a changing society.</p><p>Describe this session:This session is intended to illustrate ways in which parents or guardians can lead math success for their children.</p><p>Consider this statement from the Expert Panel report. </p><p>Pair/Share DiscussionParticipants discuss this statement with a partner and pairs share with each other. Facilitate large group sharing, highlighting the following points:The Expert Panel says that, Since children respond to adult expectations, it is important for parents to convey positive attitudes about the importance of learning mathematics.The Expert Panel says that, parents require support in their efforts to help adolescents become mathematically literate.Everyone can do math, even though participants may have experienced math instruction in the past that made it appear that only a few students could be good at math. More inclusive instructional and assessment strategies and materials allow all students to learn math, though not in the same way, not to the same depth of understanding, and not in the same amount of time. </p><p>What research says is best for learning mathematics applies to school and to home. Children learn best when they </p><p>As the document published by the Expert Panel on Leading Math Success states, everyone needs to embrace the fact that every adult and therefore every child can do mathematics. If we convey the conviction that mathematical literacy is for everyone, our confidence in students will build their self-confidence. </p><p>Self-confidence is a key ingredient in learning and success in mathematics. This presentation is intended to show parents how they can help build students self confidence in mathematics.</p><p>Read the message on the slide.Click to form an X over the comment.</p><p>Children make every day life connections as you share with them your mathematical experiences. </p><p>Tell them about your banking, household budgeting, expenses, utility bills, grocery costs. They need to hear what theyll be required to know in their adult lives.Simple board and card games develop logic and number sense.</p><p>Make and do puzzles (2D, 3D, crossword, word) can be used to practise patterns and vocabulary and to develop spatial sense.</p><p>Make a budget, estimate the cost while shopping, watch for fluctuating gas prices. Children who see every day life connections develop an interest in math. They will want to run their households successfully as adults. </p><p>Practise with fractions and measurement while cooking and baking.</p><p>Home renovations and construction often require measurement and geometry knowledge and skills learned in mathematics classes.</p><p>Take a minute to reflect on the math you do automatically. This information can be shared with your children.</p><p>When your child gets stuck on a math assignment, listening and asking questions is more helpful than telling.</p><p>You wont always have the answers to all the questions. Sometimes you can ask questions to help children clarify what they know and what they need to know. By listening to what they explain, you are giving them the chance to organize their thoughts.</p><p>Sometimes its hard not to jump in and give the answers as the child is struggling or doing the question incorrectly. Its important to allow the child to struggle and persevere in problem solving.</p><p>Learning how to get oneself unstuck is part of the learning curve. Discuss mistakes as learning opportunities. Pose questions that guide to where the thinking went wrong and to possible next steps.</p><p>Present some examples of questions to help clarify the information presented in a problem:</p><p>Questions that might be helpful for problem solving include:</p><p>The Expert Panel report indicates, Students must regularly be given the opportunity to struggle with mathematics problems. By denying them these experiences, or by providing excessive assistance to shelter them from what is perceived as mental pain, teachers and parents can end up crippling kids with kindness. (Chatterley &amp; Peck, 1995).</p><p>This list of strategies may suggest one or more starting points for solving a problem. An algorithm is a specific set of instructions or steps to carry out a mathematical procedure. There are algorithms for: long division, addition of fractions, finding square roots of numbers, solving different types of equations, .</p><p>A caution:Teaching algorithms too soon can prevent students from ever developing conceptual understanding.</p><p>Pose the question: What is 1/5 of 80? Individually, determine the answer. Discuss your method with someone sitting beside you. Did you use the same or different methods? Is one method better than the other? </p><p>We may be more comfortable using the method weve always used even though it may not be the quickest or simplest. Its not always easy to switch from one method to the next because it takes more thought trying to decipher a new solution. </p><p>Suggested steps for demonstrating how to do certain types of math questions:</p><p>It is important to validate students approaches to problems and recognize that there is more than one way to solve most problems.This set of websites may be helpful when working with your children on math.Consider adding local websites and printing the list for parents.</p><p>Myrna: Are you comfortable with listing these sites? Have they been scrutinized sufficiently?</p><p>Discuss.</p><p>Myrna: Is this video going to be on the CD? Does it have a name?</p></li></ul>