These resources feature Doug Clements, a Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, and the Executive Director of the Marsico Institute of Early Learning and Literacy at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.
April 22, 2016
On April 21, 2016, the Early Math Collaborative was invited to the White House to attend its Symposium on Early STEM.
Math achievement in preschool been shown to be an accurate predictor of future progress not only in math, but in other academic areas as well. "We want kids running around the classroom and bumping into mathematics at every turn."
Doug Clements argues that language arts and mathematics are not mutually exclusive skills.
Geometry and measurement are often difficult topics for young math students. Doug Clements argues that part of this problem stems from classroom materials that are inexact and misleading. "At its fundamental base, mathematics is about precision of reasoning and thinking."
Doug Clements compares the mathematical competency of students from low- and high-income families in the United States and China. "Children from low-income backgrounds don't only enter school with far less mathematical knowledge, but that gap widens continually."