Resources from the California Math Council
The California Mathematics Council (CMC) is an association of over 6,000 teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher-educators from California, 45 other states, Canada, Australia, and seven other foreign countries who are committed to improving mathematics learning in the private and public classrooms throughout California, North America and the world! CMC offers Math at Home parent guides to mathematics education in English and Spanish.
Helping with Homework
Every unit in our Math Core Curriculum includes a letter to families giving you an overview of the math content of the unit as well as suggestions for supporting your student at home.
Family Letters in English, Spanish, and Chinese are available for all units PK–5 [español / 中國]. Family Letters for K–5 have been translated into Vietnamese by the Highline Public Schools. Family letters for combined Grade 4–5 units are available in English and Spanish.
Helping by Asking Questions
The Mathematics Education Collaborative has practical suggestions for how family members and caregivers can ask productive questions when children say, “I don’t get it!” or “I don’t have any homework.”
Advice for Families
Professor Jo Boaler's advice for families answers the question: What can parents do to transform maths for their children?
Ahora disponible en español: Consejos para padres, de la profesora Jo Boaler
Jennifer L. Ruef writes in the San Francisco Chronicle about how and why we are all math people. Here is what you can do to help your child with math: Listen to them.
Family Math Apps
When reading with a child, take advantage of the math concepts built into a story by talking about those ideas as part of the story. DREME offers a list of books that can be used to share math ideas with kids, along with reading guides, arranged by math topic: Storybook Guides.
SF Loves Learning
SF Loves Learning was a one-hour educational television show created by SFUSD in partnership with KTVU especially for PreK–2nd grade students in San Francisco. It supported our youngest learners to investigate and play with the world around them from September 2020 through June 2021, when most were learning at home.
The math department was a regular contributor to SF Loves Learning.
These clips feature an energetic and affectionate dog named Ogday. As he jumps and runs and plays catch in parks all around San Francisco, Ogday demonstrates some of the math words we use to describe the world around us.
This page was last updated on November 22, 2023