As a parent and math educator, Kristen Reed has some ideas for parents who want to promote mathematical literacy in the early years.
Match socks and sort laundry. Count objects around the house. Play games such as UNO, Connect Four, and Crazy Eights. These activities are all examples of “family math,” and they can help children build mathematical skills and habits that last a lifetime.
In this video, Reed discusses why families should make time for math and offers parents and caregivers some quick, fun activities.
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation Grants# DUE 1348564, DRL 1907904, and by the Heising-Simons FoundationGrants# 2015-023, 2016-133, 2019-1396, and Overdeck Family Foundation Grant# 2019-1396. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.