Friday, September 18, 2015

Curriculum Night 2015

It was great to meet and see so many parents at Curriculum Night! It is a pleasure working with your daughter/son and I look forward to an exciting and productive year. In case you missed the evening, you can find electronic copies of my handouts below. I have included a couple of helpful articles and a list of questions that might help you guide working with your child in math. 

6th Grade Curriculum Night Handout
7th Grade Curriculum Night Handout
8th Grade Curriculum Night Handout

Suggested Reading for Parents

      Do your children tell you how exciting maths is or how objects that you count stay the same number even when you move them around? How patterns can be seen in flowers and pine cones? If they haven’t started school yet they might talk about maths with curiosity and wonder, but if they have begun they are more likely to tell you that maths is confusing and scary.
      Dr. Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics and author, examines the way that maths has become the most dreaded subject for many school children, plus how we can help them begin to enjoy and even excel at it.

 This is a document put together by the South Brunswick School District in New Jersey that offers a list of questions to engage your child to think critically about what they are doing in math. Also included are a list of resources for math.