Mom’s Homeroom Highlights Mixing in Math as Great Resource for Parents

December 13, 2012

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CAMBRIDGE, MAMom’s Homeroom—an MSN and Frosted Mini Wheats-sponsored website containing expert videos, articles, and educational tools for parents—has highlighted Mixing in Math as a great educational resource for parents. In a recent video, Mom’s Homeroom ‘Panel Mom’ Victoria interviewed Mixing in Math (MiM)Senior Scientist Marlene Kliman. In the video, Kliman shared several MiM activities and techniques that parents can easily mix into their daily family life using common items around the house, while a local family engaged in several MiM activities and games.

Says Kliman, “in this video, I wanted to demonstrate to parents and their kids that there is a lot of math in activities they find enjoyable.” She continues, “Mixing in Math offers nearly 200 free activities—in English and Spanish—that are meant to be ‘mixed in’ and adapted to daily routines, in-school and out, for children in preK up to grade 5. The partnership with Mom’s Homeroom has allowed us to connect with a huge parental audience, so we are very excited about that.”

Mixing in Math (mixinginmath.terc.edu) is the synthesis of several projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation. The MiM team has developed over 200 free, easy-to-use, and Common Core-aligned activities that situate math in the context of everyday experience. Aimed at informal educators of children in grades preK-5 (including librarians, after-school providers, and parents), MiM activities comprise craft projects, posters, calendars, and games and span the topics of arithmetic, geometry, data, measurement, time, money, and patterns. MiM activities can be incorporated into an array of afterschool and informal settings, including game nights, story-times, or project times, and are easy to adapt for groups of varying sizes. The MiM activity catalog has been developed and refined with the input of hundreds of librarians and informal educators across the country.

To view the Mom’s Homeroom video interview, please visit:momshomeroom.msn.com. To download the MiM activities, watch a webinar, or learn more about Mixing in Math, please visit: mixinginmath.terc.edu.