June 27, 2018
In October of 2017, the Collaborative hosted Promising Math, a conference meant to link the research, practice, and policy arms of early mathematics. This forum is a furthering of the mission of that event, with the goal to extend the thinking and learning that took place.
Sets are basic to children’s thinking and learning. They are also basic to our number system. One of the most important jobs of each number is to describe “how many” there are in a set of things. This module is a flexible set of materials that explore the foundational math topic known as sets.
Along with being "mathical" award winners, these books provide compelling contexts that help primary grade children understand why more advanced counting is useful and that it isn’t always efficient to count by ones.
The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). With an aim to "inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages," the winners…
Long before young children are writing equations with the equal sign, they are exploring how amounts that look different can actually be equivalent.
We call 10 a "friendly" number, a landmark, a benchmark. Whatever you call it, 10 is really big in early math, and it's really big to the Collaborative.
The five founding members of the Collaborative reflect on the past ten years of learning and maintaining a rich collaborative spirit.
I’m writing today to say thank you. Because of you, the Early Math Collaborative has been around for 10 years now.
The holiday season usually brings with it any number of family dinners and communal feasts. For young children, this is a great time to engage in math.
How is it possible to have too many tamales? Well, Maria finds out in the holiday storybook Too Many Tamales by author Gary Soto.