Series: About the Collaborative

Innovations Project to Improve Math in Preschool through Third Grade

This article in The Wall Street Journal highlights the Early Math Collaborative’s Innovations Project. This project offers training and coaching to preschool through third grade teachers in several public schools across Chicago.

The goal is to provide quality math instruction to children in these early grades. This might include blending math ideas into craft activities or story time.

The Innovations Project received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund, which was matched by funding from the CME Group Foundation.

Source: Wall Street Journal: November 29, 2011 • Copyright: Wall Street Journal • Content ID: LINK046

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Creative Math Projects Engage Young Learners

The New York Times examines one of the creative math projects developed by the Early Math Collaborative. The article follows a teacher taking part in our in-person math coaching.

A Letter from the Director

We have exciting news to share: the Early Mathematics Education Project at Erikson Institute is now the Early Math Collaborative. Our new name illustrates Erikson’s ongoing commitment to supporting high-quality math education for young children—math education that is practical, rigorous, inclusive, culturally aware, and developmentally appropriate.

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