We have been reading many research articles this summer focusing on how to help children learn. As teachers, parents & para-educators, we know you have been too. And that’s why all summer we’ve been bringing you tips and ideas – supported by this research - that you can implement in your home TODAY!
Numberplay: The Danger of Praise – The New York Times
- Math Matters | Praise - As parents and teachers, we all praise our children, but are we doing it in a way that promotes achievement?
Adding it up: Research shows how early math lessons change children’s brains – Stanford School of Medicine
- Explorations in Math | Why K-5? - For lifelong success in math, kids need a great start –they need to be at standard or above—in their earliest school years.
Primer on Summer Learning Loss – Reading Is Fundamental
- Math Matters | Where’s the Math? - We can keep our children out of the Summer Slide and fully engaged in math over the summer by doing fun math things with them – here’s some tips how!
Studies Find Students Learn More by ‘Acting Out’ Text – Education Week
- Explorations in Math | Summer Math Camps – A tactile, immersive, and FUN way for kids to play math over the Summer!
We launched our Math Matters blog this summer by our Mathematician-in-Residence, Dave Gardner, to bring you thoughtful tips and discussion on math education. So, if you’ve been reading – thank you! Please let us know what you think, and what issues YOU want covered.