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Math Playdate (after full)


 

MATH PLAYDATE

Play math together at Little Shop of Stories!

 

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Math Playdate (after full)


 

MATH PLAYDATE

Play math together at Little Shop of Stories!

 

Wow. That filled up fast!

The October 11 playdate is full. Sign up to be the first to know if another playdate/MathKit event is scheduled..

So sorry to miss the chance to play math with you and your family. But, I am excited to see the interest in our community, and am eager to bring more math events to life. Sign up below and I'll keep you posted. Thanks!

Playing math with your child is a wonderful way to build confidence and prevent math anxiety. Join Leslie for math stories, games, and crafts in the storytime room at Little Shop.

Who: Children Pre-K through 3rd grade and their grown-ups are welcome!

When: Sunday, October 11 from 1-2pm. ***FULL***

Where:  LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES, 133A East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 30030



About the Playdate

Want to support math learning at home but don’t know how to start? You snuggle up with your child to enjoy books. Now, you can cuddle up together with math, too!

Leslie Gilbert, MathKit founder and Decatur mom, is teaming up with Little Shop of Stories to help you play math with your child. Pre-K through 3rd graders and their grown-ups will come to the storytime room at Little Shop to enjoy math storytime, games, and crafts.

Come for some family math fun, and leave with great ideas about bringing math into your home. Space is limited, so sign up in advance to reserve your spot. 

 


About Leslie

I am a math teacher turned stay-at-home mom, living right here in Oakhurst. I love math and am working to foster deep math understanding and a love of learning in my seven-year-old daughter and my three-year-old son.

I believe parents of kids grades K-3 are in a perfect position to help form their child's view of math and math learning. I want to guide parents to help their children get a strong, confident start in math, both with skills and a math learning mindset.

I founded MathKit to make playful, research-based math learning easy for every family.

My current projects include:

  • MathKit, a set of math games and learning tools to help every family play their way to math confidence!
  • Math Playdates
  • Spreading the word about research-based ways to support math learning in your home.

I'm thrilled to partner with our own Little Shop of Stories to bring playful, effective math experiences to the families in Decatur!

Learn more about me and why I made MathKit >

BRING LESLIE TO TALK TO YOUR GROUP >


About Little Shop of Stories

hello and welcome to the best independent bookstore for children and their adults in Decatur! Or maybe Atlanta! No, that's not right. We're the best children's bookstore in Georgia! All right, in the the entire Southeast! In this big 'ol United States! In all of North America! In the entire western hemisphere! Okay, we're the best one on the planet Earth! In our solar system! Would you believe in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy?! No, no, no. Little Shop of Stories is the best independent bookstore for kids & the grownups they become in the observable universe!!! (which, according to Wikipedia, "consists of the galaxies and other matter that we can in principle observe from Earth in the present day, because light (or other signals) from those objects has had time to reach us since the beginning of the cosmological expansion.")

Check out the fabulous Little Shop of Stories. >

 

Get your MathKit!

MathKit is a set of hands-on games made to help parents teach their girls to be empowered math learners. MathKit includes ten games, math learning tools, and parent support, focusing on addition and subtraction facts. For grades K-3.

 
 

Follow MathKit

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Workshops


 

WORKSHOPS

Bring Leslie to inspire your group!

 

Workshops


 

WORKSHOPS

Bring Leslie to inspire your group!

 

Bring Leslie to talk to your group!

Let me Bring inspiring, research-based math ideas to you.

My name is Leslie Gilbert and I am a local mom/math teacher.

After teaching and tutoring math for over 15 years, I have come to believe that how we experience math during ages 5-10 is just as important as what we learn. I would love to come and meet with your group to share my passion for helping children with math, and learn more about your math experiences.

About Leslie >

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Math and Mindset

MATH SUCCESS HAS A LOT MORE TO DO WITH MINDSET THAN WE EVER REALIZED.

How children experience math learning in the elementary years is just as important as what they learn.

During this talk, I share tips based on my own experience as well as information on current research on math learning and mindset.

Talk is followed by a group discussion. Participants will leave with ideas and resources to help them bring empowering math learning to the children in their lives.

Check out my blog post about responding to mistakes >

 


Girls in STEM

I WANT EVERY GIRL TO BELIEVE IN HERSELF, AND IN HER OWN ABILITY TO DO MATH.

Research has taught us much about WHY girls are turning away from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM. It begins as early as elementary school! 

By building awareness of the causes, we can work to counteract some of the forces working against our girls. 

I will share what researchers have discovered about the patterns of elementary girls and STEM, as well as suggestions for what you can do to support elementary girls. 

Check out my blog post to learn more about how to support girls in STEM. >


Learning Tools Workshop

SUCCESSFUL MATH LEARNERS BUILD EARLY NUMBER SENSE.
Parents and children attend this workshop together. Families learn how to use 5 different math learning tools to support addition and subtraction fact learning. Includes brief intros to each tool followed by fun practice. For parents with children ages 5-9.

 

Get your MathKit!

MathKit is a set of hands-on games made to help parents teach their kids to be empowered math learners. MathKit includes ten games, math learning tools, and parent support, focusing on addition and subtraction facts. For grades K-3.

 
 

Follow MathKit


Math Playdates

Parents and kids come together to listen to math storytime, play a math game together with my guidance, and have some fun with math! My current math playdate focuses on addition and subtraction from 0-20. For parents with children ages 5-9.

Check out my upcoming math playdate at Little Shop of Stories. Or, request to host your own playdate using the form above!