Families brush up on “Everyday Math” at Bush

Students in Brandi Hassien’s third-grade class at Bush Elementary show their parents online tools they use in class as part of the Everyday Math program. Bush held Family Math Night Wednesday to help parents understand the new program used to teach their children math with an emphasis on real-world applications.

Students in Brandi Hassien’s third-grade class at Bush Elementary show their parents online tools they use in class as part of the Everyday Math program. Bush held Family Math Night Wednesday to help parents understand the new program used to teach their children math with an emphasis on real-world applications. Photo by Dean Asher.

In an effort to help parents better understand the Everyday Math program, Bush Elementary held Family Math Night Wednesday.

The open house event brought parents together with children in their classrooms to take a closer look at the program and technology designed to teach math along real-world applications.

Brandi Hassien’s third-grade class was packed with parents and family members who had just seen their students sing in a school concert moments before. Hassien said that the open house was intended to help parents better understand the way their children were learning math.

“Parents a lot of times say the ‘new math’ is hard,” she said. “This is to break down that barrier of miscommunication.”

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