Helping Your Child

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Building Mathematical Foundations

A guide for families of young children from the Kentucky Center for Mathematics

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Doing Mathematics with Your Child

This article presents resources that will enable parents to fulfill their responsibility for developing their children’s abilities to do mathematics, while at the same time encouraging more positive attitudes toward mathematics.

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

This award-winning guide summarizes what today’s mathematics classroom is like, offers tips on how family members can help their children have a positive attitude and enjoy mathematics, and presents practical ways to discuss and do math at home together during everyday activities.

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Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics

Activity booklet from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Achieve the Core

Resources which have been compiled for parents and community members seeking to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.

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California Math Council - Math at Home Guides

The Math at Home parent guide to mathematics education is available in editions for PreK or K-12, and in either English or Spanish. This document, written expressly for parents and guardians of PreK and K-12th grade children, presents straightforward information, suggestions, and resources for those who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in their children's learning of this critical subject.

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Math Skills & Milestones

Early math skills are crucial for the academic success and development of children. Ensure your child is meeting the age-appropriate math milestones and help nurture the development of early math skills with these tips, resources, activities and games.

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National Center for Families Learning

We all face challenges in helping our children succeed. The National Center for Families Learning believes that all parents—regardless of socioeconomic or educational level—can help their children succeed in school and life.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Figure This!

The Figure This! website, hosted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, provides resources to help families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges.

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Parents Count Too

Effective partnerships in numeracy education develop from good communication. A range of pamphlets has been developed outlining activities that be used at home to support mathematics learning at school.