As part of its continuing partnership with Chicago Public Schools to improve pre-k through fifth grade math education, the Collaborative is working directly with teacher leaders and administrators in 12 elementary schools.
In January the Early Math Collaborative was recognized by two independent sources for its innovation in early math education. Opening Minds USA announced that the Collaborative was among its top ten finalists for its Innovation Award. Additionally, a film created in collaboration with Davidson Films using the Collaborative’s approach received the prestigious CINDY Award for producing “programming that achieves the highest levels of excellence in production value and message effectiveness.”
This video deals with the “whys,” “whats,” and “hows” of including rich, developmentally appropriate mathematics experiences for young children in pre-kindergarten classrooms. It features Early Math Collaborative instructors discussing measurement. It is part of a larger video series released by Davidson Films.