School Administrator's Clip File • September 16, 2020
Share math resources with families
If you want families to engage in math activities, give them a list of fun websites and apps to try. Here are three educator-tested sites to include on your list:
- PBS KIDS (pbskids.org) provides hands-on activities, digital games and videos focused on math.
- Speakaboos (www.speakaboos.com/stories/math) introduces a variety of interactive storybooks with mathematical themes.
- Bedtime Math (bedtimemath.org) offers families with kids ages 3-9 ways to have fun with math together.
Share tips to reduce digital eye strain
Educators and students are spending an abundance of time in front of screens these days, which can lead to digital eye strain. Signs of digital eye strain include:
- Neck or shoulder pain.
- Irritated eyes.
- Reduced attention span.
- Negative shift in behavior.
- Inability to focus.
Did you know?
According a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, students’ personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading. Researchers found that intellectual curiosity and confidence had a significant effect on students’ math and reading proficiency.