All parents have the power to support their child’s math learning.
We train parents on how to support their child’s literacy skills, so why don’t we do the same for math? Research shows that parents care about their child’s math development, but many don’t know where to start. Additionally, the majority of parents in the United States have some level of fear or anxiety when it comes to math.
Do you work with parents through a school or community organization? I would love to partner with you! Let’s interrupt the cycle of math anxiety and provide parents with the support they need to raise confident math learners. I’m happy to lead parent workshops or create parent resources, and I can customize content based on the needs of your parent community. Ask about my new early math boxes! The goal of the early math box is to provide parents with the “must have” manipulatives so that they can explore math ideas with their child in a fun and engaging way.
- October 19 and 21: Caza Azafran Early Learning Center
- October 26: Haywood Parent Academy
Casa Azafran Early Learning Center, Teacher Professional Development
This professional development session focused on the underlying math of the activities in the Early Math Box as well as discussion around how to best support families when they get receive their Early Math Box.
Cole Elementary, K-2 and 3-5 Parent Math Nights
I held two parent workshops at at Cole Elementary, one for families in grades K-2 and another families in grades 3-5. The K-2 workshop focused on supporting addition at home, and the 3-5 workshops focused on supporting multiplication at home.
Haywood Elementary School, Supporting Math Learning at Home
This workshop was for parents with children in grades K-4. Parents learned about the importance of positive math messages as well as how to make math visual and tactile.
Martha O’Bryan Center, Raising Young Mathematicians
This workshop was for parents with children in preschool. Parents learned about how to foster a growth mindset and how to incorporate math talk into everyday activities.
“…because every single one of us, whether we realize it or not, is a teacher of math. We all communicate attitudes about mathematics through what we say to others, and our words have indelible effects.”
Francis Su, Mathematics of Human Flourishing