for the parents: Bedtime math instead of bedtime stories [Interview]

Laura Overdeck is the founder of “Bedtime Math,” thinks that tucking kids in with equations every night helps kids keep up their math skills over summer vacation. Listen to (or read the transcript of) her interview with Ira Flatow of NPR.

What’s really great is when parents just weave math into the daily routine, into playtime. And I think that a lot of adults have math anxiety and shy away from doing that. Then kids go off to school, and their first introduction to math is school, which is homework and drilling. If kids can discover math before they have any preconceived notions, they’re just going to be on much better footing.

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