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Information, resources, and engaging math activities for parents to support math learning at home

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

This award-winning guide offers tips on how family members can help their children enjoy mathematics and practical ways to discuss and do math at home together. As a service to parents of school-age children, Illuminations is offering this signature publication from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as a free download.

Helping Children Learn at Home: Math and Science Tips for Young Children

When parents encourage their children to ask questions and help children explore and discover the natural world, they are helping build an interest in math and science. From, here are some ideas for what you can do to develop your child’s interest in math and science.

D is for Digital: An Analysis of the Children’s Interactive Media Environment With a Focus on Mass Marketed Products that Promote Learning

For parents who are interested in an industry perspective, there is some interesting data on children’s media consumption in this report. It scans and analyzes the children’s interactive media environment with a focus on mass marketed products for children aged three to eleven that promote learning. The report documents key factors influencing the current market environment and offers recommendations to expand educational uses of digital media for industry action.

10 Minutes of Math a Day

This USA Today article reports on a Brookings Institution study finding that adding ten minutes of math instruction to an eighth-grader’s day translates into a jump in math skills.