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Lesson Plan

Family Math Nights
Subject: Math
Grade span: K to 8
Duration: 30 minutes to 2 hours
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Family Connections


Family Math Nights allow family and community to attend a variety of events and have fun exploring content, activities, and games that support mathematical learning. Participants play and learn with students and instructors as they circulate among centers, stations, or between events. Math Nights provide parents the opportunity to develop mathematical thinking along with their children, while at the same time learning strategies, games, and activities they can use at home to support their child.

What to Do:

Planning is an integral step for a successful Family Math Night. Key planning steps include:

Evaluate (Outcomes to look for):

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