Why parents can’t always get what they (think they) want

Jay, T, Rose, J and Simmons, B (2013) 'Why parents can’t always get what they (think they) want.' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 33 (3). pp. 31-36.

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This project focuses on parents’ funds of knowledge about how they use mathematics in informal, practical ways (for example in the home economy, in their work, and in planning activities), and how these funds of knowledge can be used to support children’s mathematical development. Research suggests that there are close connections between children’s mathematics learning, their economic literacy, and the support that they receive from parents and/or carers. We see this as an opportunity to take an innovative approach to school-home partnerships: developing the means to empower parents to make use of the everyday mathematics that they know and understand to support their children’s learning. In this paper, we report our project to investigate parents’ beliefs and feelings about their own knowledge and understanding of mathematics, and their current perceptions of their role in their children’s mathematics learning. This investigation informs a series of workshops designed to help parents find ways to support their children’s mathematics learning, drawing on parents’ social and cultural funds of knowledge.

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