Involve parents as partners

A student's self-esteem and mathematical confidence is more directly related to his or her parents' perceptions and expectations than to the student's own achievement record or the attitudes of any single teacher. Parent and family involvement in the mathematics education of their children is crucial. As partners in the reform effort, parents can:

(Kober, 1991; Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, 1989; Jones, 1994b)


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