Family Math

Family Math

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Item #: 004714
ISBN: 9780912511061
Grades: PK-AD

Category Description for Family Math:

Designed as a resource book for parents to reinforce math concepts at home, this flagship book concentrates on hands-on learning and applying math skills in everyday life for the K-6 grade set. Families learn together and work up some excitement for math in the "real world". Math topics include word problems, logical reasoning, measurement, geometry, spatial thinking, probability, statistics, calculators, estimation and more. Includes many games and reproducible charts and a list of required skills for each grade level K-6. Family Math II follows the same format and targets the same grade range as the original book, providing additional activities on the same range of topics.

Family Math for Young Children specifically targets the four- to eight-year olds with many hands-on exploration activities to acquaint children with number and math concepts. Intended for home use, the emphasis is on comparing via enjoyable discovery-based exercises. Each activity page includes: concepts covered (This is About), materials needed, preparation, activity instructions, and tips for you as teacher.

Family Math: The Middle School Years directs instruction to the 5th-8th grader. Activities still use an investigative approach, but require a deeper level of thought as children analyze, record and draw conclusions about mathematical situations. The book is divided into two basic sections, Algebraic Reasoning and Number Sense. Activities include concept explanation, materials needed, instructions, and application. As with the lower-level books, this program is meant to be used at home with family participation. This is an excellent hands-on program; a rare commodity at this grade.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Series Title
Equals Ser.
EHS Title
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5 to 13
Marilyn Hill (Illustrator)
V. Thompson
Softcover Book
Brand Name
University of California
1.9 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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looking for inquiry based maths.
David B on May 20, 2022
It was recommended by a friend.
Jewelia R on Jun 8, 2020
looking for inquiry based maths.
David B on May 20, 2022
We need ideas.
Beth A on Aug 28, 2020
It was recommended by a friend.
Jewelia R on Jun 8, 2020
I have used this great book in the past. It has fun ideas to teach a variety of math concepts. I have loaned my copy and it has disappeared.
Judy S on Sep 30, 2019
The same reason with above.
CheA W on Jun 22, 2019
We need ideas.
Beth A on Aug 28, 2020
I have used this great book in the past. It has fun ideas to teach a variety of math concepts. I have loaned my copy and it has disappeared.
Judy S on Sep 30, 2019
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I've had my copy of Family Math for sixteen years and it has never let me down! Family Math an oversized hefty treasure trove of 320 pages is the answer to "math fried" or "math bored" around my houseThe book begins by asking you the parent to evaluate your own math experiences so that you can better help your children by creating a "math environment" in your home After evaluating my own math experiences as a child I realized that though I did well and made good grades I did not have a "math sense" I never learned to play with numbers nor was trained to see and use math in my everyday experiences This book is filled to the brim with tools that teach the practical and fun side of math for very young children and older ones as well For example one of the first activities is "Egg Carton Numbers" Remember what fun egg cartons can be? Label each egg pocket with numbers and your child places the appropriate number of beans in that pocketfun easy and makes sense! Another favorite of mine is "Dollar Digit" for which paper dice and some real change is needed Children have a blast playing with real moneyit makes sense (pun intended)! I'd recommend purchasing Play Money for some of these games as well The games go on to cover various mathematical areas such as word problems estimating (my young daughters could estimate how much our groceries would cost within a five-dollar marginI couldn't do that even as an adult) Venn diagrams money measurement time geometry number charts (oh the charts!) and even calculators Do you struggle to communicate fractions to your children? Have them make their own fraction strips Let them read the instructions give them paper scissors and markers and get out of the way After they've folded cut and labeled they will have a better understanding of parts from the whole Beautiful I feel the cost of the book is worth the game of "Pseudo Monopoly" alonewhat a great game! Your child will work with percentages bonuses and taxes and it doesn't cost anything extra to playall you need is some dice and paper We like to use the Play Money for added fun and hands-on feelThe whimsical illustrations throughout the book add to the charm and there is a very useful illustrated icon at the top of each page indicating the age level of the activity; this is useful when you need to find something age-appropriate quicklyAfter 19 years of home-schooling and curriculum turnovers Family Math will remain on my shelves until grandchildren start trooping through!It makes sense
November 9, 2008

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