# Free, Research-Based Materials for Supporting Family Math

## Why Family Math?

Family math helps prepare young children for success in school and in life.

Families engage in math in more ways than they might realize (and you can help make the most of it!).

Professionals who work with families play a key role in promoting early math learning at home.

Our free materials have been designed to increase the joy and learning that come out of family math activities.

## Family Math Activities for Everyday Moments

Created by leading scholars in the field of mathematics education—and with input from professionals in fields like yours—our playful and engaging family activities transform everyday household routines into math learning opportunities. No special skills or materials required. Many activities also available in Spanish.

### Games & Play

Link to Games & Play activities

## Early Math Resources for Professionals Serving Families

Boost your own knowledge and confidence for engaging families around early math.

Explore Early Math Topics
Link to Explore Early Math Topics Toolkit

Build Positive Math Attitudes
Link to Build Positive Math Attitudes Toolkit

Find and Talk About Math in Routines

Support Math Learning in Music, Reading, & Play

Promote Math in Home Daycares
Link to Promote Math in Home Daycares Toolkit

Uncover Children's Math Thinking
Link to Uncover Children's Math Thinking Toolkit

## Math Snacks

Brief but mighty ideas to uncover math in everyday moments and start math conversations anywhere! Also available in Spanish.

Find the Math:
When walking, driving, or on public transportation, notice shapes and numbers in the world around you.
What shapes do you see in the signs we're passing? How do you know that is a triangle? What number is on that license plate?
Around the House
Find the Math:
While getting dressed, talk about sizes, shapes, and patterns on clothing.
“Look at the pattern on your shirt! it goes: narrow blue stripe then wide green stripe. Now, you show me what comes next. What other patterns do you see?”
Playtime
Find the Math:
When your child is drawing, notice and compare different sizes.