Jan Mokros is a developmental psychologist, math educator, and parent of two children in elementary school. She directs the Math Center at TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which designs intriguing new software, curriculums, and teacher development programs. The math in Mokros's everyday life ranges from second-guessing the local real estate market to fantasizing about how fast she'll run that next 10K race.
"The activities and suggested questions for parents to pose will surely heighten children's awareness of mathematics in daily living. It will also help parents experience important mathematics in a way that they can appreciate and thus help support changes in the current school curriculum."-Teaching Children Mathematics