March 30, 2017
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.
This article outlines the benefits to spatial reasoning and expanding the learning that children experience regarding spatial reasoning in the early years.
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…
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,…
On November 18th-21st, 2015 instructors Dr. Hynes-Berry and Dr. Chen attended the annual national conference, presenting on the precursor concepts of math for babies and infants three-years-old and younger.