This paper shares the “how to’s” of putting on a family math night at an elementary school in South Florida. The paper discusses the importance of parent involvement and knowing about the standards and how math, science, and literacy are taught in schools today. The paper provides concrete steps for setting up a family night with suggested activities and organizational ideas to involve teachers, students, and parents at the school. Several checklists are provided along with websites and ideas for activities for the family night booths. Today family nights at schools can provide a real powerful means for promoting parent involvement while also informing parents as to how young people are taught today covering important state standards and making connections from school to home and the STEM world we now live in.
Furner, Joseph M. Ph.D.
"Planning a Family Math Night-The How To's: A Checklist for Success,"
Transformations: Vol. 4:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/transformations/vol4/iss1/2
Science and Mathematics Education Commons, Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons