Parents of Middle Schoolers Join GPA for Math Sessions
Sept. 28, 2018 - This week, dozens of middle schoolers and their parents attended info sessions about Illustrative Math, GCS’ new math resource for middle schoolers.
Implemented this school year, the curriculum teaches students to learn by solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, making connections between concepts and processes when solving math problems. At the sessions, parents were able to gain a better understanding about Illustrative Math and how it helps students learn. Tips were also shared about how parents can support what their children are learning at home.
“It was important for me to attend this session for a better understanding of the math my kids are learning and to help them with homework,” said Kera Jeffries, a Title I Parent Ambassador.
Today, teachers are introducing math concepts in new ways--linking topics and thinking across grades, ensuring students understand concepts from various perspectives and applying math in real-life situations.
GPA hopes these sessions help “bridge the gap” for parents.
“Guilford Parent Academy has had several GCS parents wanting to know how to help their children with math at home,” said Gabriel Wiggins, program administrator for GPA. “We're happy to have GCS' math team share the new resources available to GCS parents and families.”