MATHEMATICS and YOUR CHILD
The Eugene School District 4J Mathematics website offers parent resources by grade level, information on Common Core State Standards, and how families can suport the “SHIFTS” of how we teach and learn math.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has produced a document designed to help parents foster success in mathematics for their child. The document shares with parents what’s new in the world of mathematics, how math is different in today’s classroom, and the types of mathematical concepts children will be learning. It also offers ideas for how families can help their child succeed in, and enjoy, mathematics. It even provides suggestions for “doing math together” in everyday situations. Finally, the document includes a copy of the NCTM Standards and Expectations for parents to review.
Another resource, published by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is Families Ask. This publication answers commonly asked questions regarding math and math instruction. While this particular publication spotlights math during the middle school years, we believe families will find the information helpful. As we obtain additional issues of Families Ask, we will continue to post them for your reference.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program (Free Books for Kids!): Students can get a free books this summer through Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program. Kids only have to fill out a Reading Journal (available in both Spanish and English) of what they read and who they would recommend that book to, and then they can redeem their completed journal for one of the free books listed in the journal.
Summer Digital Reading for Middle and High School Students: TumbleBooks Cloud (Online Digital Books) is FREE for all your students to use this summer (over 1,000 titles). Tell your students to go to the following link and enter the login and password in order access the books. They have fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, drama and poetry, videos, and audio books.
Eugene Public Library: On this page of the Eugene Public Library’s website is the Kid’s Booklist. It is a list of recommended reading material for children sorted in a variety of ways. Here, there are books the primary student can easily read as well as award winning books for readers at all elementary skill levels.