We have lots of opportunities to learn from, and with, parents. Each year we offer either
morning or evening events for parents, guardians and other interested community
members to come together to learn more about the mathematics their children are doing.
It's a chance to see the curriculum we use, the researched-based pedagogy we employ
and to offer ideas about how to best support mathematics learning at home.
To understand better how math games support learning, parents play them for
themselves. This provides insights into both the mathematics and into what it means to
be a learner.
A small committee of parents have worked along side me to help plan and coordinate
each event. As parents learn more, they become increasingly interested in the process of
learning and how engaging mathematics can be compared to when they were in school.
Sometimes, even, parents meet with me ahead of time, discuss current issues in the field
and then facilitate sessions for other parents.