Math Packs for Families

July 1st, 1999 - June 30th, 2004 | PROJECT

"Math Packs for Families" is a three-year project which will enable a broad spectrum of parents throughout the country to do interesting, fun, and enriching mathematical activities with their children in the context of everyday family life. The project will develop, publish and disseminate ten Math Packs or packages of activities. The innovative, realistic materials will help parents do math throughout the day, and within the constraints of everyday life, with their elementary (K-5th grade) children while doing housework, shopping, and meal preparation. With the aid of one of the project partners, Ceridian Performance Partners, a leading work-family provider of contract services to small businesses (representing six million workers), it is anticipated the packs will be distributed to between 50,000 and several million parents at their workplaces across the nation. The final component of the project is a research-based evaluation which will provide data to understanding how children learn math, the role of including the parent, doing math activities informally in the home setting, the efficacy of the Math Packs, and the effectiveness of workplace distribution.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Janice Mokros, Principal Investigator, TERC Inc


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9901289
Funding Amount: 991842


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs