A collections of videos, articles, and links, all free teacher resources for early educators.
December 27, 2021
Although I never met him personally, Bob Moses has shaped my life for the past two decades. Reading his book Radical Equations inspired me to focus my doctoral dissertation on math teaching and learning and to join Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative.
The Collaborative interviewed three Chicago-area early childhood teachers who spoke honestly about the challenges and rewards of teaching during the pandemic.
This article outlines the benefits to spatial reasoning and expanding the learning that children experience regarding spatial reasoning in the early years.
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…
This article from Scientific American dissects one of many homework assignments that have outraged parents recently, often with blame falling to the Common Core State Standards.
Children with strong spatial reasoning skills are more likely to succeed in STEM fields later on in life.
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,…
The over-politicization of math education is a major cause for United States students' ongoing struggles with math in school.
Collaborative director Jennifer McCray reflects on the field of early math education.
Dr. Linda Griffin, a former secondary math teacher who now works as a pre-service teacher educator, discusses some of her observations about the United States' consistently lukewarm feelings towards math. She argues that secondary math…