Family members can play an important role in influencing a child's attitude toward, and success with, mathematics and science. All too often, parents and guardians don't know what they can do to help.
We commonly hear parents say to their children that they were "not good at math" or "didn't understand science" and that they can understand why the student is struggling or having problems. If you share these sentiments you may have encountered math and science as rules and memorization, concepts that didn't make sense, or exercises with no useful applications to your daily life. But there are no "math and science" genes that determine a person's success in these two important areas. With the right resources, your child's experience can be more successful than yours.
Mathematics and science education has changed as more understanding has developed about how people learn, and why math and science literacy is important for all children to be prepared for their future.
Most importantly, your expectations will become your children's successes. We want to be your partner and work with you to provide ways to help you support your child's appreciation and understanding of mathematics and science.
This page offers some information and resources to parents and guardians to begin to help them prepare for the 21st century workforce and enhance the opportunities available to them later in life.
For a Mathematics Parent Resource Guide for K-8 Students Click here
For a Science Parent Resource Guide for K-8 Students Click here
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Mathematics Counts & Science Matters - K-8 Parent Guide