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Publication - Dr Jo Rose

    Why parents can’t always get what they (think they) want


    Jay, TMH, Rose, J & Simmons, BR, 2014, ‘Why parents can’t always get what they (think they) want’. in: C Smith (eds) Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics.,, pp. 31-36


    This project focuses on parents’ funds of knowledge about how they use
    mathematics in informal, practical ways (for example in the home
    economy, in their work, and in planning activities), and how these funds
    of knowledge can be used to support children's mathematical
    development. Research suggests that there are close connections between
    children's mathematics learning, their economic literacy, and the support
    that they receive from parents and/or carers. We see this as an opportunity
    to take an innovative approach to school-home partnerships: developing
    the means to empower parents to make use of the everyday mathematics
    that they know and understand to support their children's learning. In this
    paper we report our project to investigate parents' beliefs and feelings
    about their own knowledge and understanding of mathematics, and their
    current perceptions of their role in their children's mathematics learning.
    This investigation informs a series of workshops designed to help parents
    find ways to support their children's mathematics learning, drawing on
    parents’ social and cultural funds of knowledge.

    Full details in the University publications repository