Parent Workshops Focused on Mathematics Knowledge for Parenting (MKP): Shifting Beliefs About Learning Mathematics

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Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychologyof Mathematics Education


The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of first, second, and third grade students who attended a two-day workshop on mathematics strategies shifted beliefs about learning mathematics as compared to parents who did not attend the workshops. Parents impact their children’s mathematics learning when the students are at home working on homework.This can be an important barrier to overcome.The results suggested parents could benefit from workshops focused on solving mathematics problems in multiple ways, similar to ways their children are learning mathematics.