Schools and Families: Creating a Math Partnership

Megan Murray
Hands On! Spring 2003, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 8-11.


This article introduces “Schools and Families: Creating a Math Partnership,” a book designed to help parents see the math in their children’s work and establish effective home-school partnerships. Includes an except from the book that discusses how homework can help parents see how their children are learning and doing mathematics in class.

This book is an extensive guide aimed at helping teachers and administrators answer the question, “How do we engage parents as partners in the work of improving mathematics teaching and learning for all students?” Although written specifically to support teachers and administrators in schools or districts using the Investigations in Number, Data, and Spaceā„¢ curriculum, much of this book will be useful to anyone looking for ways to communicate with all stakeholders about how and why mathematics teaching and learning is changing.