I’m taking part in a blog tour today with Laura Overdeck, author of Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late (review). Basically, I asked her a couple of questions and she sent me an elegant essay. I was not compensated for posting her answer. I’m just sharing because I think her post is helpful to other parents too. Here’s what I asked her:
- How much help should parents give their child on their homework?
- Should parents double check their kids’ math homework? My wife thinks I should double check their work. But I don’t think I should because they should be able to do this on their own. Double checking is a skill they need to learn. I can’t double check their tests at school.
I received the upcoming Bedtime Math book for review on my dad blog. I love the idea behind the book, which is to teach kids to love math. As parents, we all read bedtime stories to our kids. As a result, children love books. But what about math? Shouldn’t we read them mathtime stories too? That’s the premise of the book. Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late was written by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot. The hardcover book will be available June 25, 2013. It is intended for children ages 3-8. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s, you can win this excellent book on my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I just want to share some math tips with a Thanksgiving theme this morning. I think many dads and moms will find them useful today. The Thanksgiving math tips are from Laura Overdeck. She is a mother of three and founder of the popular Bedtime Math national online community.