Making Math Fun for Young Children

Making Math Fun for Young Children

Speaker: 
Jennifer Woodruff
Venue: 
La Escuelita
225 West 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
When: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:45pm

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This event is full. Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to be added to the waiting list.

Target age: parents of children ages 2 through 8.

Including math experiences and math talk into your child’s everyday life can be fun and can support their academic growth; early math skills have been shown to be more powerful predictors of later academic achievement in both math and reading than attention, socioemotional, or reading skills. (Duncan et al, 2007)

Just as children’s development in movement follows a (generally) predictable path (crawl, stand, walk, run, jump, skip), children’s growth in math follows a natural developmental path. When parents understand these paths, they can make math fun — providing math experiences, math talk, and math games in ways that are attuned to their child’s development.

During the "Making Math Fun" workshop, parents will learn about developmental paths in a few areas of math (counting, subtilizing, geometry, addition), practice a variety of fun games to bring home to support math development, and learn how to vary the games based on children’s levels. Parents will also have a chance to exchange ideas and tips that work for their families in supporting math.

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Jennifer Woodruff

Jennifer Woodruff currently works at Bank Street College of Education specializing in early childhood mathematics. She co-founded La Escuelita, Manhattan’s first Spanish/English dual language preschool. Jennifer graduated from Stanford University and holds a M.S. from Bank Street College of Education, and an Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

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