Family Math: Empowering Parents as Partners (K-6)

Imagine a school where parents are true partners in mathematical learning. Now learn how to make that vision a reality. This course will empower you to host an AMAZING Family Math Night at your school. Course participants even get to choose from a KCM approved list of math manipulatives and order up to $250 in materials to use at their Family Math Night.


Families are critical partners in students' developing mathematical knowledge. Yet, so many parents, grandparents and guardians feel frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to help their child with math. For this course, the KCM utilizes the book Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders; this wonderful resource provides educators with guidance on how to communicate with families about their child's math learning. Each participant receives a copy of this book.

In addition, participants will:

  • explore research on family engagement and how to educate parents concerning math fluency and the Kentucky Academic Standards.
  • discuss family math resources and how to conduct a family math night event.
  • host one Family Math Night at their own school.
  • receive up to $250 of manipulatives and activity resources for their family math night. Participants will choose the materials and resources they need from a list of approved options provided by the KCM.

Cost: $50 (This course is available for KENTUCKY K-6 educators only)


Facilitator: Lisa Riggs

Sessions 1 (online, Instructor-led): September 8, 2023; 9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern
Sessions 2 (online, Instructor-led): September 15, 2023; 9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern
Sessions 3 (online, Instructor-led): January 5, 2024; 9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern
Sessions 4 (online, Instructor-led): January 26, 2024; 9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern
Sessions 5 (online, Instructor-led): April 26, 2024; 9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern

Register   Registration closes on Thursday, August 17, 2023.