This biennial conference brings together stakeholders from across the country to share knowledge about the understanding, teaching, and learning of math for children between birth and eight years.
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.
August 25, 2020
How do you design a better picture book for children? How does consulting with families along with research help us to understand what makes educational children's books effective and engaging?
David Purpura, PhD, of Purdue University describes his team's research and intervention designed around picture books and their effectiveness in homes.
In her presentation “Cognition and Early Childhood Numeracy: How Number Concepts are Built and Why Input Matters,” Kelly Mix bridged research and practice in her discussion of math language and learning.
At Promising Math 2019, Kelly Mix gave a talk about how language promotes the development of numerical cognition in young children. Dr. Mix is the Chair of the Human Development and Quantitative Methodologies department at the University of Maryland.
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.