Hear experts discuss math for elementary school and preschool.
August 12, 2016
A new study by the University of Missouri finds what many educators suspect: a better number sense in the preschool years leads to better understanding and success in mathematics when children enter kindergarten.
On April 21, 2016, the Early Math Collaborative was invited to the White House to attend its Symposium on Early STEM.
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.
Children, even at a very young age, have an incredible understanding of spatial relationships. Jan de Lange brings up the idea that elementary school classrooms might consider starting their math curriculum with spatial reasoning. Ideas such as numbers and counting could be added later to quantify this concept that children naturally understand so well.
New research is showing how arts education and math can build off of one another. Although many talk of STEM education, increasingly an importance on STEAM education is taking root.
A new study suggests a link between visual conceptualization, fractions, and more advanced math.
Apps for kids can provide a unique opportunity for social engagement, allowing children to collaborate with their parents or peers while learning.
With appropriate instruction, math can be accessible to nearly every student.
Diane Briars describes math tasks as "the vehicles for mathematical learning." It is important that tasks require reasoning and problem solving strategies.
What is the quality of the instructional activities that students will be engaged with everyday? Diane Briars explores this question.