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Family Math Toolkit:
Fun, interactive workshops to promote math positivity
Research shows that early math skills have the strongest predictive power for future academic achievement. A recent study found a direct correlation with positive math attitudes that come from our memories and emotions to better performance of arithmetic problems. Therefore, it is crucial that we provide families with opportunities for fun, positive experiences that promote early math skills. That’s why PBS SoCal launched the Family Math Toolkit - a bilingual (English and Spanish) online portal of resources and fun interactive workshops for families of children 2 to 5 to learn and practice early math concepts, such as shapes, measurement, spatial sense, sorting, counting, and patterns! Join the Family Math movement and learn more about how this toolkit is being implemented in communities across the nation. Let’s make math fun! And let’s give our young children the early math foundations that will set them up for success.
Rocío López Mathews is the Director of Early Learning Partnerships for PBS SoCal | KCET. She has over 15 years of experience as a family and youth advocate for organizations like MALDEF, Upward Bound, Disney Theatrical Group, and Common Sense Media. She brings her background as a teaching artist and Spanish spokesperson as well as her experience developing programming for families with young children, including a bilingual text program. She is passionate about going beyond translations and transcreating content for Spanish-speaking families. Rocío earned her BA in Latin American Studies from UCLA and her MA in Educational Theatre from NYU.
Rocío López Mathews
Rosemary brings ten years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher to the organization, as well as a focus on the intersection of research, practice, and children’s media. She completed her doctoral research on early literacy and most recently worked at Age of Learning/ABCmouse developing math resources for families and educators. Rosemary earned her BA in Education from Brown University, her MA in Education from Stanford University, and her Doctorate degree in Education Leadership from UCLA.