How to Talk to Your Children About… MATHEMATICS

Growing up in the 70s, math help for me consisted of Saturday morning interstitials by School House Rock. To this day,  there’s no better way to learn to count by fives than this lil diddy…’Counting By Fives’. See for yourself:

But I’m determined not to let history repeat itself. I want my daughter to have the support she needs when it comes to math, and apparently so do a lot of other parents. Whether your child is learning Singapore Math, Everyday Math, TERC or other math programs, join us to learn the common language of math and better support your child at home.

This Tuesday, January 15 from 6:30pm-8 pm, join P.A.L. and Robert Berkman for a MINI SESSION on MATH:


Parents, does it seem as if your child speaks a different mathematical language than you remember learning? Why did the word “borrowing” get replaced by “regrouping”? Robert Berkman, who himself lived through five decades of math reform, will help demystify the teaching of modern mathematics in this hands-on, minds-on workshop. In addition to describing the current status of mathematics education, parents will have the opportunity to try out puzzles and games that will engage and amuse. This session is ideally suited for K – 6 parents looking for concrete and creative ways to experience mathematical thinking.

Facilitator: Angelique LeDoux, founder of the P.A.L. Workshop Series and Jade’s ToyBox

Speaker:  Robert Berkman has been teaching mathematics for over 25 years in both private and public schools in New York City. His work has appeared in Teaching Children Mathematics and Mathematics in the Middle School, both published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM.) He has given presentations at conferences sponsored by the NCTM and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), in addition to teaching graduate school courses at the Bank Street College of Education and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. He is currently the director of Better Living Through Mathematics, an educational consortium that provides innovative and dynamic mathematics programs and materials for teachers, children and parents.

Location & Details:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
This Workshop takes place at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West St, across from Whole Foods Market.


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