This year at JAMM we will be having Family Monthly Math Meetings.
At the beginning of each month a topic will be introduced. At home, throughout the month, discuss that topic with your child(ren). At the end of the month we will get together and share our math discoveries and discussions!!
Studies have shown what you say to your child (or in front of your child) about mathematics, matters. If we work together to help your child develop a positive math mindset, their math skills will also improve! One way to do this is by increasing math discussions and awareness in all areas of life. The attached link provides additional examples. Math skills at home
Our September math topic is "Math at work or in the world." Share with your child the ways you use math in your place of work. This could be things like the following: numbers in accounting, announcing or analyzing scores for a sporting event, calculating production, determining wages, counting produce picked in the field, calculating flight patterns or travel times, sorting and organizing items in the home.
You can also have your child tell you the numbers they see on speed limit signs, calculate the amount of time it will take to get to your destination, find the difference between the posted speed and your actual speed, count the number of white cars in the parking lot, find patterns or symmetry in bathroom tiles, money calculations. I promise you use math daily!
Our September meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm in the library.