Spark Your Child's Success in Math and Science: Practical Advice for Parents

Written by Jacqueline Barber, Nicole Parizeau, Lincoln Bergman

Spark Your Child's Success in Math and Science, winner of a Parent's Guide Award, is an innovative book that describes how and why even the smallest actions taken by parents can make the world of difference in their children's schooling and overall education. Spark Your Child’s Success in Math and Science is a straightforward, research-based resource for parents who want to ignite and sustain their children’s critical-thinking skills and lifelong love of learning. Decades of educational research tell us that a parent’s involvement in a child’s education is the single most important factor in that child’s academic success. Why is Spark Your Child’s Success in Math and Science important? Because:

–It summarizes the latest research in a way that is accessible and meaningful to parents, providing practical advice that can be put to good use immediately and every day.
–Successful completion of key courses in mathematics and science are acknowledged gateways to academic advancement and career opportunities; this book explains why that is true, and how to help your child succeed.

"Being involved" doesn’t require knowledge of math or science, a college education, or any extensive preparation. An involved parent contributes dramatically to a child’s quality of schoolwork, likelihood of graduation, and desire to enroll in higher education. Organized to be accessible and useful, Spark Your Child’s Success in Math and Science is full of immediately usable ideas and background information for all parents.


"The aim of this perceptive book is found in the title–it is meant to teach caretakers how to nurture a child's natural curiosity and stimulate interest in math and science.... This insightful work is recommended for parenting and education collections in most libraries."

Library Journal

"...a must-have for all parents or grandparents, and teachers will want it on their shelves to provide ideas for getting parents involved with their children's educations."

—NSTA Recommends

ISBN: Price:
0-924886-71-4 $14.95

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