Promising Math is a biennial conference bringing together stakeholders from across the country to share knowledge about the understanding, teaching, and learning of mathematics for children between birth and eight years.
Bridging research and practice around particular and timely issues in early mathematics
The goal is to take into account multiple perspectives on the topic, including those of researchers in cognitive development and education, interventionists who work directly with children and families, professionals who support and educate teachers and parents, and parents/caregivers themselves.
Promising Math is a two-day event that includes a mixture of plenary presentations, roundtables, and panel presentations, all with an important topic in mind that affects early mathematics teaching and learning in America.
Promising Math 2022
Learn more and register for our upcoming event focused on Racial Justice. We will dive deeply into problems of systemic racism and the ways they injure our youngest math learners.
As part of the event, we will hear from educators, parents, scholars, and community members who have developed creative and inspiring ways of providing mathematics education opportunities that circumvent or disrupt the systemic racial injustices embedded in our educational systems. There will be several opportunities to connect with others who care about this work, building new relationships with like-minded colleagues.
Goals and Vision
The goals of this conference are:
- To build coherence in math education across the birth to 3rd grade span in the United States
- To provide a forum for discussing new findings from research, recent trends in the field, and the connections between them
- To build networks of researchers and practitioners who will work together to inform and improve policy and practice
Each conference centers on a focal topic, which will allow all participants to share, analyze, and plan collaborative work around substantive issues in the field of early mathematics.