Watch this space for an evolving set of resources to support teachers, educators, and families during school closures. These will include digital assets, math activities families can do at home, and ideas for supporting students as they work on math problems.
Suggestions from the Field
People have been sharing such lovely ideas about how families can be doing interesting, engaging math at home. This page compiles examples from Twitter, with commentary about ways to extend or alter them for children of different ages. (7/17/20, 6/26/20, 6/19/20, 6/12/20, 6/5/20, 5/29/20, 5/22/20, 5/15/20, 5/8/20, 5/1/20, 4/24/20, 4/17/20, 4/10/20, 4/3/20)
At-Home Activities from Investigations 3
Looking for activities that focus on important math, involve little in the way of materials, and provide experiences that can be tweaked and repeated and extended over time? This page compiles examples of such activities, with variations at each grade level, K-5. While they are all from Investigations 3, they will engage and interest all students. This week we share games that are about adding, and getting Close To a given number. (Past activities: Quick Images: Part 2, Today’s Number: Part 2, The Game of Compare, Quick Images, Today’s Number.)
Questions that Support Math Learning
How can families support their children with math learning at home? Asking questions as their children solve problems suggested by school or as they do math activities together can go a long way! Here are 3 blogs about the kinds of questions that can help children use what they know to solve problems and share their math thinking. These questions can also spark kids’ interest in exploring math ideas more deeply.
Math at Home
Math at Home is a collection of K-5 activities that families can do together. A new set of activities in English and Spanish will be released every few days!
- Working with Data (Grades K-5) in English and Español
- Fractions and Decimals (Grades 2-5) in English and Español
- Counting (Grades K-2) in English and Español
- Geometry (Grades K-5) in English and Español
- Measurement (Grades K-5) in English and Español
- Multiplication & Division (Grades 2-5) in English and Español
- Addition & Subtraction (Grades K-4) in English and Español