Synopses & Reviews
The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is in use in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EM has often left parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isnt linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. Its no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain.
Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMPs first-hand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homeworkthe heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring children become mathematically proficient.
Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, youll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, its actually much better.
Review
"This book is a lifesaver for busy parents trying to help their children understand their homework. It will be a great resource for when their child needs help, and it can even teach parents and their children to love math again."
Synopsis
Everyday math skills can be painlessly learned and easily mastered, transforming readers from a person who doesn't know the meaning of APR into someone who understands credit card rates. Ryan's guide is broken into sections which review basic arithmetic from fractions to percents.
Synopsis
Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, used by about 4.3 million students in 220,000 classrooms. The goal of the program is develop childrens understandings and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical thinkers. It is steeped in real-life examples, problem solving, and lots of computation. But in spite of its many successes in schools, the program has generated a generation of parents who feel ill equipped to help their children. The innovation that drives EM is also its downfall on the homefrontparents who werent trained in the EM way, which are most, struggle to understand how to help with problem solving, and how to reinforce teachings such a long division, etc.
This book is just the portable tutor these parents need. Steeped in the EM program, and written by its finest authors, it is designed as an ideal solution for those who havent been adequately trained. It will be a mathematical life saver for many, especially those who want to help their students realize goals of mathematical competence and confidence.
About the Author
Founded in 1983, the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project is the largest university-based mathematics curriculum project in the United States.