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By: Monica Neagoy & Jennifer Bay-Williams

In: Planting the Seeds of Algebra, PreK-2: Explorations for the Early Grades

Chapter 10: Double Deckers—A Math-Night Presentation (Grades K–1)

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Double Deckers—A Math-Night Presentation (Grades K–1)
Double deckers—a math-night presentation (grades k–1)

Engaging parents as active partners of learning in a school's community is an essential part of a child's successful education. After all, children spend roughly 85% of their lives outside of school, or roughly 75% of their waking hours. In particular, parents’ support can play a vital role at all stages of their children's learning of mathematics. The failure to adequately engage with parents and community leaders in ways that help them understand the mathematics reform efforts and the research behind them— such as algebra in the early grades—has negatively impacted not only the reform efforts themselves but also the general public's perception of mathematics in today's primary classrooms. When parents are not ...

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