Description: Community math nights (CMN) are designed to engage educators, children, and family members in learning and talking about mathematics, helping family members participate in their child's learning and support their child's academic success. REL Appalachia staff virtually host CMN trainings with educators from elementary schools in Kentucky in January and from West Virginia in March. These trainings focus on the importance of engaging families in math education, the power of positive mindsets, and hands-on practice with interactive math games that teachers facilitate during their CMN event.
Partnership or Research Alliance: Community Math Nights
Audience: This workshop is intended for elementary math educators, students, and family members.
ERIC DescriptorsElementary School Mathematics, Family Involvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Learner Engagement, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Positive Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Appalachia | Resource Type: Training Material | Resource
Date: January 28, 2021 - March 04, 2021
What are effective approaches or strategies for promoting community and family engagement in math learning in elementary school? What is the impact of community and family engagement on math outcomes?
What is the research on planning inclusive and culturally responsive school events for families? What does the research say with respect to specific strategies to increase participation of diverse families in school events?