Math Matters


Helping Your Teen Discover the Importance of Math

Welcome to the Math Matters website. This website is for parents of middle school math students. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. You teach your children about what is important in life. You guide them in how to behave.  Please work with us. We ask you to talk with your child about the importance of math for their future. Math is useful for jobs and in everyday life. Math will help your child succeed in life.

Please search the website to learn about the importance of mathematics. The website has ideas about how to inspire your young teen. Understanding that math is useful, interesting and worth learning will help your child succeed in life.

We are excited and honored to partner with you. It is our pleasure to work with you in your efforts to make mathematics important in your child’s life.

Best regards,
Margaret Molenda-Lesniak, Jose Moya, & Professor Lee Shumow



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Lee Shumow
lshumow@niu.edu