But, just in case there are still a few of you out there that would like some tips, suggestions, ideas, direction, etc... I have compiled a short list below of websites, books, videos, and articles discussing the benefits of 'talking math' at home. If you have others that you'd like to share, please let me know and I will gladly add them to this list.
* During one of my many endless searches on the internet, I stumbled across this blog written by a teacher/parent. He has some great suggestions about how to incorporate talking about math into your daily routine at home.
Talking Math with Your Kid
* During today's endless search on the internet, I found this entertaining video teaching fractions while using ... yes, a chainsaw! If nothing else, it is entertaining!
Math with a Chainsaw
* Mathical Books has a nice selection of books that involve math in their story lines.
* I discovered Vi Hart before Kahn Academy did. If you can handle fast paced energy, I highly encourage you to check her out. She shows and 'talks' math like no one I've ever seen. She's super creative and sends the message that math is not rigid or boring. She has inspired more than one of the lessons I taught in my after school classes. The above link will take you to her personal web page, but you can also find her on You Tube and Kahn Academy.
* This is Not a Maths Book - by Anna Weltman. Yes, I am mentioning this book again!
* Bedtime Math - I highly recommend checking this website out. If you are stuck, need ideas, a guideline, or even just an excuse ... Bedtime Math is your answer. They have a variety of offerings on their website.
* The following links are both articles on how to 'talk math' at home with your kids. They are short and not a bad read.
'talking math at home with your kids'.
"How To Talk To Your Kids About Math (And Why You Need To)".
Enjoy and Happy "Mathing"!