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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections 2020 MMM Virtual Summit Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math – Discussion Reply To: Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math – Discussion

  • Hilary Kreisberg

    November 23, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Hi Christopher,

    You may want to create yourself a log to help keep track of who you have communicated with (and haven’t). It also acts as an evidence tracker. Do you have 160 students throughout the year, or does the number of students change when a semester/quarter changes? Your reflections are huge here – starting off the year on the right foot alleviates upcoming communication. Parents communicating to you that they believe they weren’t good at math is good for you to know because it tells you the type of mindset at home. You may want to send out a brief info sheet for families that shows the research behind saying that and alternatives. We have some examples in our book, Partnering with Parents in Elementary School Math. I know you teach HS, but our work can be transferred.