The Promise and Practice of Family Math for Young Children, 9:10-10:10 am PDT
National experts on the critical role of families in children’s math learning. The presenters will discuss scientific evidence demonstrating the importance of early math learning for later achievement, and the impact families have on young children’s math learning. The presenters will also address the powerful role that cultural strengths play in family math, providing evidence from research with Spanish-speaking and Spanish-English bilingual families. Building from this evidence, the presentation will conclude by featuring stories from a practice network that has been building opportunities and support for family math through partnerships between community organizations, community members, and families.