4. The early years are important: Number sense in first grade predicts math ability in middle school, say Geary, Hoard, Bailey & Nugent in “Adolescents’ Functional Numeracy Is Predicted by their School Entry Number System Knowledge.”
5. Stereotype threat can impact student academic performance, according to author Claude Steele in his book: Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.
6. Blocks and puzzles can help school readiness; using words such as “between,” “under,” “shorter,” and “longer” can help kids better understand spatial problem-solving tasks, says lead author Brian N. Verdine in “Finding the Missing Piece: Blocks, Puzzles, and Shapes Fuel School Readiness.”
7. National Girls Collaborative Project presents research focused on what works to engage and support girls in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering at ngcproject.org.
8. Games for Math: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn Math, From Kindergarten to Third Grade by Peggy Kaye is a user-friendly book filled with math games to play at home.
9. Build number sense as you browse and discuss this picture book with your child ages 4-8: Anno’s Counting Book, by Mitsumasa Anno.
10. In addition to games and puzzles, Family Math by Jean K. Stenmark, et.al., includes a step-by-step description of how to organize a “family math” class at your child’s school.
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