A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Math at Home, short parent guides to mathematics education. These booklets were written expressly for parents and guardians of Pre-K and K-12th grade children. Each booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
The California Mathematics Council wants you to share the Pre-K and K–12 Math at Home resources with parents, guardians, and families!
The Math at Home parent guides to mathematics education are available in editions for Pre-K or K–12, and in either English or Spanish.
Click on any of the Math at Home cover images below to view or download individual articles from that parent booklet.
To download a FREE complete copy of that Math at Home parent guide click on the links below the cover.
The California Mathematics Council grants permission to share these files with parents, guardians, and educators—all other uses require expressed permission.
Math at Home parent guides to mathematics education low cost paper booklets are available for purchase. To order multiples of 30 or 100 booklets for use in your school or organization, click here: ORDER MATH at HOME
The California Mathematics Council’s Professional Development Committee has created a PowerPoint presentation that can be used at parent meeting to introduce the CMC Early Learning Math at Home booklet, resources, and lessons. To download a copy of either PowerPoint presentation, click on either of the links below. The PowerPoint presentation will automatically be downloaded to your computer.
The Early Learning PowerPoint and talking points are designed for groups to use when introducing the Early Learning document. The audience can be parents alone or parents with their children.
El PowerPoint Aprendizaje Temprano y puntos de discusión están diseñados para que grupos lo utilizamos a la hora de introducir el documento de Aprendizaje Temprano. La audiencia puede ser padres solos o padres con sus hijos.
There are also four short support movies that can be used along with these presentations as additional demonstrations of parents doing mathematics with their young children in meaningful ways. You can download one or more of the videos from these links:
Below are two suggested workshop agendas for anyone who wishes to use the Early Learning Math at Home resources in sessions with parents and guardians. The first agenda is suggested for work with groups of adults only. The second agenda includes suggestions for sessions that include parents and their children.
CMC hopes you will use these tools in your work with English and Spanish speaking parents so they might in turn work with their children to help them to enjoy, appreciate, and understand mathematics.