Educator Empowering Parents to Help Their Children With Math
Angela McIver, PhD launched Dinner Table Math because elementary schools are failing to prepare students for algebra and beyond
McIver is founder/CEO of Trapezium Math Club, an after-school program in Philadelphia that creates fun and engaging ways for students to learn hard math. After spending years researching older students with weak math backgrounds, she realized that her own children were not developing strong foundations as they moved through their elementary school math program.
"Trapezium Math Club started as a way for me to ensure that my own children would have the skills they needed to succeed in algebra and beyond," she says. "But now, with two children successfully navigating honors math courses in high school, I want to share what I have learned to empower parents to do the same."
Through her work studying how older students learn math, McIver discovered that if a child leaves elementary school with a weak math foundation, successful remediation is very difficult.
McIver believes children spend a lot of time in elementary school having to learn multiple strategies for solving problems, but they never master critical skills necessary to explore more difficult math concepts.
With Dinner Table Math®, McIver created a line of math games and activities that empower parents to build strong, confident math learners at home. The goal is to ensure that children continue to be successful in middle school math and beyond.
For more information about Trapezium Math Club, visit: http://trapeziummathclub.com/