Math Empowers Parents

Middletown Township Public Schools

Grades 3-5~3rd Trimester 2017-2018

Math Empowers Parents, Grades 3-5 is a triannual newsletter for parents of children in third, fourth, and/or fifth grades. This publication will include information on how parents can support and foster the love of math at home.

Summer Math Loss

Did you know that, on average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of math learning over the summer? Click here to read more about why math loss happens and how to prevent it.

Summer Math Activities

Summer vacation is a perfect time for outdoor fun, exploration, and even learning math! There are many indoor and outdoor activities that your children can participate in. Click here for six ways you can build and practice math skills over the summer.

100 Percent is Overrated

Praising a child for doing "a good job" is very different than praising a child for "being smart." To improve performance, a child needs to be challenged and have a mindset to accept a challenge. Click here to read more about how the subtle difference in wording can have a huge impact on a child's learning!

Partial Products

Watch the video below to learn more about partial products, a strategy that many of our students love to use when multiplying. This method also helps students build an understanding of numbers and improves their thinking flexibility.
https://youtu.be/CqNPFd44OnY?list=PL5Apwvu6vRWckio2qXnFGY3usDjLW2kAU

Summer DreamBox Challenge 2018

This summer's DreamBox Challenge is all about growth! Persevere through the tough lessons and grow your brain this summer! The school with the greatest growth percentage wins the Summer DreamBox belt! The competition runs July 8 through September 1.

Incorporate Growth Mindset into your summer reading list!

Changing the way we talk to our kids is one step towards helping to reinforce the message of a growth mindset. Another is to read books to kids with stories that convey a similar message.

Click here for a list of fourteen books that let kids know it’s OK to not at first succeed, that failure and challenges can be viewed as opportunities rather than dead ends, and that determination often results in a far better outcome than being perfect.

Erin Carmody

Elementary Mathematics Specialist

MIddletown Village/New Monmouth Elementary Schools

carmodye@middletownk12.org


Elizabeth Cassidy

Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Middletown Village Elementary School

cassidyel@middeltownk12.org