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Families Count! [Level 3]

Price: $95.00

To place orders, please call/email Michelle Jefferson at:

VP: (202)-559-5914

Voice: 202-651-5855

Email: Michelle.jefferson@gallaudet.edu

The Level 3 kit of the Families Count! program is geared towards students in 6th grade through 8th grade. The following items are included in the Level 3 kit:

  • Materials and manipulatives for session activities
  • Take-home materials in each level
  • Videotapes on communicating math concepts in ASL

This kit does not include an administrator kit.

The Families Count! Program is an adaptation of the FAMILY MATH Program, developed by the EQUALS Program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This adaptation by the Clerc Center  brings deaf and hard of hearing students and their families together for a fun evening. The carefully planned sessions help families and their deaf or hard of hearing children:

  • communicate about math,
  • perform hands-on activities that reinforce math concepts in the areas of geometry, measurement, number sense, fractions, and time, and
  • enjoy a colorful, appealing math-related storybook as told by an adult in American Sign Language (ASL).

A Families Count! session usually begins with a relaxing meal at which students and their families eat together and socialize. After the meal, participants watch a videotape that demonstrates how to communicate math concepts in ASL, followed by fun group activities where families play math games. The evenings end with a math-related children's story either read live or viewed on videotape.