The ten everyday math activities in this kit build math into the things most families already do—ordinary routines such as figuring out ways to save money, to share fairly, or to get somewhere on time. With these activities, children practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and using other important math skills while doing tasks that are a regular part of life.
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Las diez actividades cotidianas en esta caja agregan matematicas a las cosas que la mayoria de las familias ya hacen--rutinas ordinarias tales como calcular cuanto dinero se peuden ahorrar, como compartir cosas justamente, o llegar a algun sitio determinado a tiempo. Con estas actividades, los ninos practican adicion, sustraccion, multiplicacion, division, y otras destrezas matematicas importantes mientras hacen sus tareas que son parte de su vida cotidiana.
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At Home with Math was developed by Marlene Kliman, Jan Mokros, and Alana Parkes at TERC, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Ceridian Corporation.
We would like to acknowledge the contributions of TERC consultants Beverly Cory, Nancy Ishihara, and Faye Ruopp. We also thank the many families and workplaces involved in testing drafts of the kit. We are particularly grateful to Merck Pharmaceuticals, Merck Institute for Science Education, and Joseph Maglaty. Special thanks to Marlene's children Chloe and Clara for helping to make math part of all our families.
Special thanks to Myriam Steinback for the Spanish translation.
This material is based on work funded in part and supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-9901289. Any opinions, findings, and conculsions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.