Children can need help in math whether they are at grade level, working above their grade, or if they are struggling to keep up. But few children will speak up and simply say help me in math! Instead, children react in many ways to math at school.
I was the co-chair for my elementary school Fundraising Committee last year and also served on my preschool’s fundraising committee a few years ago. For both schools, the auction is the single biggest fundraising event and must bring in a princely sum in order for the PTO budgets to function. This is what I learned to make an school auction successful:
Whew! The kids are back in school! The first month of school is typically a time to assess and review from last year. What does this mean for math?
I am a BIG fan of the Singapore Math Workbook curriculum series that is used in Singapore (they speak English!). My kids use it to supplement University of Chicago’s Every Day Math which I don’t love as much (too New Math for me!). I find that Singapore Math is both visual and intuitive plus it has plenty of math fact practice that Every Day Math lacks.