Date Approved

7-21-2004

Embargo Period

4-25-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Teaching: Collaborative Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Browne, Susan

Subject(s)

Education, Elementary--Parent participation; Home and school; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which parents/guardians can adequately support the success of their children's innovative mathematics curriculum. The study raises questions about the skills and knowledge parents have about today's mathematical practices. Are parents informed enough to sufficiently support their children's mathematical achievement? A qualitative review will take place by collecting student perception surveys, parent perception surveys, parent interviews, and a teacher journal recording home-school communication. This study is concerned with how teachers at Webster Elementary School will better be able to foster an environment where the mathematics needs of parents and children are met to further student achievement.

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