Next ‘Family Math Night’ Nov. 13

Better Together - Ben Presley and his daughter Aspen, a sixth-grader at West Jackson Middle School, work together on a math puzzle during the first Family Math Night in October.

Better Together – Ben Presley and his daughter Aspen, a sixth-grader at West Jackson Middle School, work together on a math puzzle during the first Family Math Night in October.

Interested in how you might help your child with fractions, decimals, and percentages? Looking for tips and tools to make it easier and meaningful? The Jackson County School System has set a series of meetings to help parents help their children, with the next one set for Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The second of eight sessions, for parents of children in K-8th grades, will be held from 5-7 p.m., and Little Caesar’s Pizza is providing slices for pre-registered participants. The other dates are Dec. 3, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 12, April 18 and May 9. All sessions will be held at the school system’s 441 Gordon Street Center in Jefferson, across the street from the Boys & Girls Club.

Dr. Katie Warwick, JCSS math curriculum specialist, and Dr. Andrea Knapp, Executive Director of the Math for Adults Foundation, met in August with elementary and middle school teacher leaders from across the county to plan the district family math nights.

Participation in the first session is not required, and participation in any session does not obligate parents to other sessions, Dr. Warwick said.

“Our goal is to help families learn fun and effective ways to help their children with math,” she said, noting that parents and guardians — children’s first teachers — often are looking for simple tools and techniques that make will make that easier.

“We hope parents will want to join us in the effort,” Dr. Warwick said. “We work best when we work together.”

For more information or to reserve your space, call Dr. Warwick at 706-367-5151, ext. 17138, or send an email to kwarwick@jcss.us by Monday, Nov. 12, to ensure food and materials will be available for all who are interested.