Information and Resources for Parents
During this period of distance and modified in-school learning, the Rainy River District School Board is committed to ensuring that parents and guardians have the resources they need to help foster their children's mathematical development.
Should you have any questions about your child(ren)'s math programming, please contact their teacher(s). Thank you for your continued partnership in fostering your child(ren)'s love of learning.
Primary (K-3) Family Math Calendar
Games to Support Children's Number Sense
Helping your child develop their number sense skills is one of the best ways that you can improve their math achievement. There are many excellent commercially-produced games that you can play, but remember that daily discussions about numbers in our environment (e.g., "We need to travel 140 km to get to Atikokan, and an additional 207 km from Atikokan to Thunder Bay. How far are we from Thunder Bay?") are equally beneficial.
Free Print-and-Play Games
Tiny Polka Dot: An excellent number sense card game for 3-8 year-olds.
Shut the Box: One of the best number sense games for 5-10 year-olds.
Speed! Multiplication cards. Fun games for 9-12 year-olds.
Prime Climb: Excellent number sense game for 10-15 year-olds.
Ways that parents can help support their children's mathematical development:
"Playing games and talking about the math in everyday situations can boost children's math scores by 15%."
Dr. Rosemary Russell, an expert in Parental Engagement with Mathematics