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Getting Everyone Involved in Family Math    PDF

2004, Vol. 14, No. 1, 35-41

Teachers from the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater collaboratively developed and implemented an evening math event, Family Math Fun Night, at local elementary schools. As an assignment, preservice elementary teachers developed hands-on mathematical activities, adaptable for different ages and abilities, to engage children and parents. The pre-service elementary teachers presented a variety of activities at each school site to small groups of families and school personnel. This paper outlines the purpose, structure, and benefits of the project for all its participants.

About the Author:
Melissa Freiberg is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Whitewater-Wisconsin. She has a PhD in Urban Education with an emphasis in teacher education. Her research interests are teacher induction and hands-on learning.

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