Project M³ Parent Resources

» Spark Your Child’s Success in Math and Science: Practical Advice for Parents by Jacqueline Barber, Nicole Parizeau and Lincoln Bergman (2002).
This book describes how and why even the smallest actions taken by parents can make the world of difference in their children’s schooling and overall education. It presents straight-forward, research-based suggestions for parents who want to ignite and sustain children’s critical thinking skills and lifelong interest in math and science.

» The I Hate Mathematics! Book
» Math for Smarty Pants
» The Book of Think: Or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size
Marilyn Burns has been helping teachers teach math for more than 20 years. She is an award winning author and writer of both professional and children’s books. The three books listed above have been around for quite some time and are still favorites of both children and teachers.

» Math at Hand: A Mathematical Handbook
The student version is a great resource for your child to find information on the math topics they are learning about in school. Parents will find the book helpful if they need to brush up on their math skills or need a way to explain a topic in “kid language.” The accompanying parent handbook offers suggestions on how you can help your child learn mathematics.

» National Association for Gifted Children—This website is the homepage for the National Association of Gifted Children. Here you can access parenting information including interesting articles from their parent publication, Parenting for High Potential.

» The Family Corner at Figure This!—Available in both English and Spanish, this site offers help to families as well as some great problem solving challenges.

» Mathematics for Parents Newsletter—An extension of the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) program, informing parents about how their children think about mathematics.