# Engage Families in Meaningful Mathematics

Author: Megan Burton and Angela C. Baum

Journal: Teaching Children Mathematics
Publication Date: August 2009

“Engage Families” speaks to empowering families so that they are not just recipients of information, but active participants in their children’s education. Using information and ideas relevant to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, Burton and Baum (2009) describe opportunities to establish positive relations between teachers and families that go beyond newsletters and homework activities. The authors describe ways in which teachers can empower families through at-home activities and by educating families about mathematics and children’s learning of mathematics.