Dr. Martin Buschkuehl of the MIND Research Institute, Irvine, California is presenting this Friday, January 25th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Working Memory and Plasticity Lab meeting in Education Room 3216. The title of his presentation is "Involving Parents in Children’s Learning and Perceptions of Math Through Games."
Learning not only happens inside but also outside of the classroom. To promote the latter learning situation, we invited predominantly low-income families to a family math night in which they were introduced to three educational board games. Following the event, families received the games and were asked to continue game play at home for four weeks. Before and after the game play period, children’s and caregivers’ appreciation and attitude towards math were assessed. Preliminary data collected from 42 families will be presented.