Hear experts discuss math for elementary school and preschool.
January 22, 2020
Early Mathematics Learning in Family and Community Contexts was the 2019 topic of the Promising Math biennial conference. Framing the event were three plenary presentations that brought cognitive, contextual, and collaborative lenses to the topic.…
Omo Moses, founder of MathTalk, and his colleague, Keith Griffin discuss how they connected over basketball and went on to find local, culturally-relevant ways to engage families in math learning in their own neighborhood.
A panel of early math experts engage with the audience at Promising Math 2017 to consider the challenges of getting a true picture of what young children understand about numbers.
The role of play and importance of shared experiences in early math is discussed with Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Co-Director of the Center for Retention-Recruitment for Math Teachers at University of Arizona.
After years of studying 3- and 4-year old children of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, Barbara Sarnecka has zeroed in on the importance of cardinality.
Halla Jmourko discusses two innovative instructional tools for integrating language and math concepts in the classroom, The Cubing Game and Three Way Tie.
Instructor Lisa Ginet explains how to make tangram puzzles, an ancient Chinese game made from seven shapes cut from a square. Over 6500 different arrangements can be made from these seven simple shapes!
Sylvia Celadón-Pattichis advocates storytelling as a means to vary the context of word problems to make them more relevant and accessible to young, dual-language learners.
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.
Phil Daro compares and contrasts the answer-getting learning style of the United States with the collaborative learning style of Japan.