My name is Donna Martino and I teach BasicSkills Math to students in Grades 1-5 here at Lake Parsippany. Thestudents in this program will review and practice math skills they havelearned in their regular math class. The intent is to evoke strongermath skills while boosting confidence along the way. There are timeswhen you can find our groups working diligently in a small group settingin Room 210 or you may find us in the whole class working inclusively.At Lake Parsippany, we all strive for students in this program toreceive extra help with basic math skills in a nurturing environment.
At home, parents can help their child bychecking homework and reviewing skills with practice regularly. Thereare also board games and puzzles that encourage the mathematicalthinkers in all of us! Most importantly, try looking for math in youreveryday lives and "talk math" with your child whenever you can. Whileyou are shopping at the store or buying movie tickets, you can discussprices and times. At home you can practice measurement while baking yourfavorite brownie mix. Look for numbers while you go for long ride inthe car. This all "adds" meaning and relevancy to the numbers in yourchild's world. Math is truly everywhere!
Check out my Symbaloo page below!Here you can find helpful resources that can help you and your child strengthen their math skills.Happy learning!
If there is anything you need to discuss or would like information about, please contact me by email at, Dmartino@pthsd.k12.nj.us or just call the school.