Involving Families 

Here are photos shared by KCM Intervention Teachers at the KCTM Annual Conference, OCT 8, 2011, Bowling Green, KY. Posted October 11, 2011


Connecting Mathematics Instruction with Families of Young Children website
Diane Kyle, Ellen MacIntyre, & Gayle Moor

Teaching Children Mathematics Oct. 2001 Free Download to NCTM Members
Posted October 13, 2010

Identifying Opportunities to Connect Parents, Students, and Mathematics website
Nancy M. Fagan

Teaching Children Mathematics Aug. 2008 Free Download to NCTM Members
Posted October 12, 2010

Large Scale Family Nights: A Primer for Collaboration website
Joan Yares Schussheim

Teaching Children Mathematics Jan. 2004 Free Download to NCTM Members
Posted October 12, 2010

Kids’ board games help to build math skills, study findswebsite
Joe Smydo

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 26, 2008
Posted April 11, 2008

Involving Families in Mathematics Education: Readings from Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Arithmetic Teacher website
Douglas Edge, Editor

A collection of articles published by NCTM
Posted March 26, 2008

Natural Math: A Progress Report on Implementation of a Family Involvement Project for Early Childhood Mathematics among Children of the Oklahoma Seminole Head Start and Boley Head Start website
Nedra C. Sears & Linda Medearis

ERIC# ED352172 A paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Research Association Oct. 1992
Posted March 24, 2008

Improving the Attitude of Students and Parents through Family Involvement in Mathematics website
Barry Onslow

ERIC# EJ76661 Mathematics Education Research Journal 1992
Posted March 24, 2008

Family Handouts and Support

On March 13, 2008, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel presented Foundations for Success: The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel to the President of the United States and the Secretary of Education. A summary for families of the relevant findings of the final report is now available. .pdf
Posted November 10, 2009

A guide for families and teachers of young children from the Kentucky Center for Mathematics: Building Mathematical Foundations .pdf
Posted November 6, 2009

Free printable hand-outs from NCTM web

Why does my child’s math look different? What can I do to make sure my child succeeds in math? Math homework is due tomorrow—how can I help?
Posted March 26, 2008

A Family’s Guide: Fostering Your Child’s Success in School Mathematics web

An NCTM publication edited by Amy Mirra
Posted March 26, 2008

Everyday Math web

Posted March 24, 2008

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics web

Grades P – 5
An online resource by the U.S. Department of Education. This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
Posted March 24, 2008

Doing Mathematics with Your Child web

ERIC Digest by Martin D. Hartog and Patricia A. Brosnan
Posted March 24, 2008


Commercial Board Games
Recommended by Kentucky primary Mathematics Intervention Teachers

Math Animals
1-2-3 Number
Dino Math Tracks
Space Chase
Read the Clock
Tip Top Tally
Buy it Right
The Iguana Factor
Numbers Count
Money Bags
Math Mat Challenge
Pizza Fraction Fun
Making Cents
Readiness Math Game
Garden of Numbers
Head Full of Numbers
Math Marks the Spot
Spin a Number Place Value Game Boards
Place Value Mystery House Game

Posted March 28, 2008

Books, Websites, and More

Math Learning Centers for the Primary Grades, K-2 web
Posted March 26, 2008

Instant File Folder Games for Math, Grades 1 – 3 by Scholastic web
Posted March 26, 2008

Mini Lessons for Math Practice, Grades 3 – 5, by Rusty Bresser and Caren Holtzman web
Posted March 26, 2008

Making Math More Fun: Math Games for School or Home Education by Teresa Evans web
Posted March 26, 2008

EQUALS Family Math from the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley web
Posted March 26, 2008

Frog Family Fun Packs An instant parental-involvement, homework, and test-preparation program that lasts the entire year! Frog Family Fun-Packs provide content levels K- 5 for positive family interactions, effective home-school communication, and a systematic way for parents to help students do well in school. Each set serves up to 24 families. Meets federal and state parent involvement guidelines. web
Posted March 24, 2008

Every Day Counts ® Partner Games from Great Source web
Posted March 24, 2008

Doing Math Together by Stuart J. Murphy web
Posted March 24, 2008

Rutgers Center for Family Involvement in Schools web
Posted March 24, 2008

Family Math Night

Mathathon, grades K – 9 A free, fun book, either printed, online, or on CD-ROM from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kick off this outreach & learning opportunity at your family math night. Students can help sick children by recruiting sponsors to complete this supplemental math program and they can win prizes. web
Posted Oct. 12, 2010

Family Math Night KCTM 2008 .ppt
Posted Oct. 21, 2008

Math Night by the Numbers web
Posted March 24, 2008

Family Math Night, Math Standards in Action by Jennifer Taylor-Cox web
Posted March 24, 2008