Families

This page is in development but features information for both homeschooling families and general family math information. I'll keep adding to the information groups below, and you keep hanging in there!

Join my Facebook Group for even more support! Math Is Integral
*This group is currently free but will later become a benefit of a paid membership so get in now to see how I can support you.

Reading Recommendations
For Parents:

For kids:
Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman - for teens as the main character is 8th gr.
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger - recommended for ages 11+

10 Nonfiction Children’s Books That Humanize Mathematics - online article

Resources
Looking for some awesome, pre-printed supplemental activities to fit with your current curriculum and help make practice feel more like a game? 
Check out my grade level samplers and content centers. Click here!

Could your student use another explanation of a concept or math idea? I highly encourage you to check out Khan Academy online. It is free and sometimes its good to have another person explaining. Plus students can watch as many times as needed and the video never gets tired lol.

Games, Apps, Lessons, and More - NCTM Illuminations

Lots of options at PBS Learning Media including video and game content to make math relevant, fun, and interesting.

Family Learning
Check out this fun Yahtzee idea on Place Value from Games4Gains.

Looking for ways to involve the family in math learning. Figure This from our national math council (NCTM) has a great index of family math challenges for all levels.

Are you on Facebook?
If so, please follow my page for ideas and inspiration. 
I'll also be soon starting a private group option where families or homeschooling parents can get special tips, ideas, or even help on-demand when you get stuck on a math concept and just need a little expert support. Plus everyone in the group can support each other with ideas of what's working (or not). 
Email me if you would be interested in joining for a small membership fee. (integralmathematics@gmail.com)

Who else to follow?
Math Cuts - here's a great video too on dividing decimals using models
Pam Harris - she's a guru at numeracy and numerical thinking

Parent Support
The Top 3 Facts Every Parent Needs to Know About Today's Math - YouTube video
The Best Math Practices for Teachers - while this one is aimed at math teachers I think its helpful for parents to also hear the reasons why the way we teach math today (as opposed to how you likely learned it) is important to know.

Websites of Interest
Build Math Minds by The Recovering Traditionalist
YouCubed by Jo Boaler and Stanford University
MathBits - lots of resources plus graphing calculator cheat sheets to help your student

Interesting other Tips
  • This is the shortcut in Word and PowerPoint to type in a fraction. When you press Alt = it brings up a box, then you type fraction as normal eg 3/8 and Word coverts it to Numerator over Denominator and on a MAC I've just been told it's Control =.
  • Great for exponents too. Alt = then in the box 3^2 gives you the correct display of 3 squared


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