Ideas and activities for teaching children before they reach preschool age.
July 29, 2019
It’s up to us to find, share, and talk about a variety of shapes with children in ways that expand their understanding and build connections between the shapes drawn on paper and the concrete objects in our world.
Families play a fundamental role in shaping children's interest and skills in math. Schools can help connect the math that exists both in and out of school and nurture families' positive relationship to math.
The holidays are coming up, and usually that involves a lot of eating. This provides plenty of opportunities to find math all around us.
Before true mathematical thought develops in childhood, babies explore precursor concepts that can be nurtured, including during reading time.
This charming interaction between caregiver and a toddler reveals a number of very early or "precursor" concepts of math.
A moment between adult and toddler using balls and tubes can be a nice opportunity to explore important "precursor" concepts of math.
Spatial relationships is often overlooked in early education classrooms. One program demonstrates how impactful it can be.
One of the best ways to delve into the rules and patterns that govern algebra is through the books that are read to children each and every day.
Project working with ages 0-3 in Chicago expands, helping us learn more about earliest foundations of math learning.
This article, which includes powerful words by our own Dr. Jie-Qi Chen, describes the importance of early math, how it is often shortchanged in classrooms, and explains techniques that are becoming increasingly common for bringing out the math in early education classrooms.