Ideas and activities for teaching children before they reach preschool age.
September 26, 2017
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 out 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.
Outlined in this The Atlantic article is growing evidence that using fingers to count is an important part of a child's development of number concepts.
Jane Waldfogel, one of the authors of Too Many Children Left Behind: The U.S. Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective, discusses the problems that many children face growing up in the United States. Remarkably and troublingly,…