Family Math Night 6-8: Common Core State Standards in Action
The book is organized by math content, so you can quickly find activities that meet your needs.
Each activity is easy to implement and includes a page of instructions educators can use to prepare the station, as well as a page for families that explains the activity and can be photocopied and displayed at the station.
All of the family activities can be photocopied or downloaded from our website, www.routledge.com/9781138200999, so that you can distribute them during your event.
"This collection of well-designed, engaging activities will help more families gain a better understanding of how to make math more approachable and relevant to their children. The activities shared help unlock and demystify the world of math while encouraging participants to gain a more complete understanding of Common Core Standards and ways to activate them in a meaningful way. These fun activities help families "play" with and discuss math in an informal, non-threatening manner, encouraging students to apply complex math concepts to their everyday life." – Marsha Greenfeld, Senior Program Facilitator, National Network of Partnership School
"Using social-media and everyday experiences, students and their families see that math is everywhere, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the positive impact these concepts have on their day to day life. Although designed to use at Family Nights, I can easily see how individual teachers could take a number of these activities and use them during classroom instruction. With the clear information in this book, more families will become more confident about how to discuss math with their children, helping them develop more skills and a more positive attitude about math." – Darcy Hutchins, Director of Family Partnerships, Colorado Department of Education
About the Author
Jennifer Taylor-Cox is owner of Taylor-Cox Instruction, LLC. She serves as an educational consultant for numerous districts across the United States. She teaches university courses in education and is author of 11 Routledge Eye on Education books.
Christine Oberdorf is an administrator with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.