Beyond Facts & Flashcards: Exploring Math With Your Kids by Jan MokrosBeyond Facts & Flashcards: Exploring Math With Your Kids by Jan Mokros

Beyond Facts & Flashcards: Exploring Math With Your Kids

byJan Mokros, Terc, Janice R. Mokros

Paperback | February 26, 1996

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"The activities and suggested questions for parents to pose will surely heighten children's awareness of mathematics in daily living. It will also help parents experience important mathematics in a way that they can appreciate and thus help support changes in the current school curriculum."
- Teaching Children Mathematics

Most parents know that the most important thing they can do to helptheir kids learn to read is to read with them. But what's the mathematicalequivalent to reading aloud? Up until now, parents have had few modelsfor helping their children understand math. And most existing models arelimited to repetitive workbooks and flashcards.

In "Beyond Facts & Flashcards," Jan Mokros shows parents howto transform the family's involvement in mathematics to help children seethe big picture. The book provides answers to questions such as:

  • What mathematical skills should children be developing now to equipthem for the future?
  • How can parents help children develop these skills?
  • How can parents and teachers work together to ensure that childrenare doing more than a narrowly-defined study of "bookkeeping"math?

"Beyond Facts & Flashcards" not only presents lots of games and activities that parents and their children can play together, it also describes how the activities relate to mathematics, what's reasonable to expect a child to understand, and how to ask questions that elicit and support children's learning. This is an excellent resource to recommend to parents of primary and elementary students.

Title:Beyond Facts & Flashcards: Exploring Math With Your KidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.35 inPublished:February 26, 1996Publisher:Pearson Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0435083759

ISBN - 13:9780435083755

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With this book's engaging games and activities, parents can help develop their children's mathematical literacy. "Beyond Facts and Flashcards" emphasizes the importance of math in daily life and shows how to incorporate it into busy schedules. It offers tools to understand and foster the skills necessary to encourage children's successful math learning

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?The activities and suggested questions for parents to pose will surely heighten children's awareness of mathematics in daily living. It will also help parents experience important mathematics in a way that they can appreciate and thus help support changes in the current school curriculum.?-Teaching Children Mathematics