Every member of the family, child and adult, can succeed in mathematics when it is presented in a meaningful, enjoyable, and cooperative way. This is at the heart of the FAMILY MATH program.
FAMILY MATH shows adults and children that mathematics is understandable and relevant to their lives. It achieves this through a hands-on, problem-solving approach that emphasizes rich mathematical concepts. The program offers curriculum designed so an adult and child can work together on math at home.
Program staff conduct workshops to prepare parents, teachers, and interested members of the community to organize and offer classes for families in their community. The program has been successfully implemented with:
- inner-city community groups on the east coast,
- in rural southern communities,
- with Spanish-speaking families in the southwest,
- and with national reform movements in other countries.