New Calculation: Math in Preschool
Wall Street Journal: November 29, 2011
"Evidence is mounting about the importance of teaching math in preschool and kindergarten. Research has shown that if children don't have good instruction and effective teachers in early grades, they are more likely to struggle later when they face more complicated concepts."
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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.