How can teachers make use of the mathematics that takes place in everyday life outside school?
This practical book provides the answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents in improving children’s understanding of mathematics. It presents new ways of linking learning in the home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers, including:
teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn maths in school
parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' maths they use outside school
parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries.
Particular attention is given to the ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today.
The practical approach of the text and the activities included can easily be fitted into the day-to-day running of busy classrooms and crucially provide new ways of improving children's learning of mathematics.