Parents learn how to make math fun at home

Mallory Mendez rolls dice as she and her mother, Heidi, play Poison Dice on Tuesday at the Family Math and Curriculum Night at Belair Elementary School. The game is one of the math games that can help students learn math skills at home.

Mallory Mendez rolls dice as she and her mother, Heidi, play Poison Dice on Tuesday at the Family Math and Curriculum Night at Belair Elementary School. The game is one of the math games that can help students learn math skills at home. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

In daily life, parents have the opportunity to reinforce their child's math skills.

Whether comparing prices at the grocery store or playing board games, everyday moments can help younger students see the connection between classroom and life applications.

"As parents, we forget how much we use math and take it for granted that we know our facts," third-grade teacher Lisa Smith said.

To encourage parents to take advantage of those times, Jefferson City's Belair Elementary School hosted a Family Math Night on Tuesday, in conjunction with its annual Curriculum Night.

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