Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Monday, May 11, 2009

family math resources

I just got this message from Kate Nonesuch:

Family Math Groups: An Exploration of Content and Style has just been made available at NALD (The National Adult Literacy Database).

It reports on a project in which I worked with parents to develop a manual of math activities for parents and kids to do together.

This new report outlines the project and discusses the effects of the group: parents had fun, grew more interested and less frustrated with math, and learned specific strategies to help their kids with math, which often resulted in improved communication and smoother relationships with their kids. The report finishes with recommendations for facilitating family math groups.

It be downloaded free of charge at http://www.nald.ca/library/research/fammatgro/fammatgro.pdf

The manual, called Family Math Fun!, is full of family math activities, ready to use in early literacy programs, day care centres, primary grades and Adult Basic Education/Literacy programs. Patterns, recipes, and hand-outs all included (109 pages). http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/familymath/familymath.pdf

For more information: Kate [dot] Nonesuch [at] viu [dot] ca

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