Math Empowers Parents

Middletown Township Public Schools

Grades K-2 ~ 1st Trimester 2018-2019

Math Empowers Parents, Grades K-2 is a newsletter for parents of children in Kindergarten through Second Grades. Each publication will include information on how parents can support and foster the love of math at home.

Halloween Candy Math!

Children can sort their candy, count all of the different groups, make simple graphs of the amount of candy, and find the total number of pieces collected.

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Anyone Can Learn to High Levels by Jo Boaler

"If brains can change in three weeks, imagine what can happen in a year of math class if students are given the right math materials and receive positive messages about their potential and ability." Click here to read more about growth mindset in math.

Say This, Not That!

"The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on their mindset. Research on praise and mindsets shows that when we praise children for being smart, it promotes a fixed mindset. It sends a message that their accomplishments are trait-based, and tied to something innate. In contrast, praising kids for working hard promotes a growth mindset. It sends a message that the child’s effort is what led them to success. Want more tips on what to say, and what not to say, when praising your kids?" Click here: Say This, Not That!

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Lisa Cashin

Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Leonardo Elementary School

cashinl@middletownk12.org


Catherine Woodle

Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Fairview and Lincroft Elementary Schools

woodlec@middletownk12.org