Community Math Night Facilitators’ Toolkit (IES - Regional Educational Laboratory Program, REL)
Mastery of early math concepts is associated with such later achievements as middle school grades, high school graduation, and career opportunities (Garcia & Weiss, 2017). Given the importance of early math, REL Appalachia created the Community Math Night Facilitators' Toolkit as a detailed resource for K–5 elementary school educators to plan and implement a Community Math Night event. Community Math Nights use research-based, interactive math activities to engage families in building positive math attitudes, facilitate their participation in children's math learning, and build a community of educators, students, families, and other caring adults to support students. This toolkit includes planning and organizational resources, step-by-step instructions and printable materials for the interactive math activities, as well as a workbook that can be used as a professional learning resource on key math-learning research findings and how to apply them in practice.