HELPING YOUR CHILDREN LEARN MATH
Here are two useful links for parents to help support their child’s development in mathematics:
The first is a favorite because it really gets at helping students with their mathematical thinking and understanding. It has great questions for parents to ask kids as they start a problem and also to help them think about what they're learning. We use a lot of these same questions in the classroom to increase student understanding and encourage reflection. We especially like the suggestion to encourage kids to have "study buddies" - it fits well with the way math is taught in the classroom and also develops a "team" approach to the study of mathematics.
Connected Mathematics Project website at Michigan State University also has parent pages. The "Mathematical Help" and "Glossary" sections might be helpful for parents who want more information on math content taught in grades 6-8.
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Located in the heart of Southeast Portland's Sellwood neighborhood, our school is known for its commitment to academics, wide range of electives and activities, engaged parent community and dedicated staff. Our students start in 6th grade as they make the transition from elementary school, and in three years, they leave well prepared for the rigors of high school.
Along the way there's a lot of fun and enrichment - ways to get involved and make new friends. Our school has one of the strongest music programs in Portland, with three levels of concert band, a jazz band and two marimba bands. Other electives range from art and technology to Spanish and yearbook production. After-school activities include drama, dance team, sports and homework club.
Most importantly, students attending Sellwood Middle School can earn high school credits in Math and Spanish, ensuring they are ready to enter International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement programs in high school.
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