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Everyday Mathematics for Parents

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Succeed

The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project

Paperback

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Description

The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain.

Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient.

Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.


Praise For Everyday Mathematics for Parents: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Succeed

“There is absolutely a need for this guide. Many parents, including academics, are concerned about their local school’s adoption of Everyday Mathematics. However, many of those I have spoke with do not understand the structure of the curriculum or the mathematical needs of twenty-first century citizens. This book is a substantial resource that will allow parents to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the curriculum’s philosophy, emphasis, and structure.”


— Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

“There is absolutely a need for this guide. Many parents, including academics, are concerned about their local school’s adoption of Everyday Mathematics. However, many of those I have spoke with do not understand the structure of the curriculum or the mathematical needs of twenty-first century citizens. This book is a substantial resource that would allow for parents to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the curriculum’s philosophy, emphasis, and structure.”
— Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"This book is a lifesaver for busy parents trying to help their children understand their homework. It will be a great resource for when their child needs help, and it can even teach parents and their children to love math again."
— Laura Smith, parent of a fifth grader

University of Chicago Press, 9780226265483, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2017



About the Author

Founded in 1983, the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project is the largest university-based mathematics curriculum project in the United States.