Early Math

Science Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills
Preschool-age children who frequently play number-related games at home show better math skills and growth by the end of kindergarten, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 10, 2020
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School & District Management What the Research Says Girls' and Boys' Early Brains Respond Similarly to Math Tasks
Boys and girls start out on the same biological footing when it comes to math, finds the first neuroimaging study of math gender differences in children, published this month in the journal Science of Learning.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 26, 2019
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Early Childhood Commentary Ditch the Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' Curiosity
Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
Kathy Liu Sun, May 6, 2019
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Early Childhood Small-Group Instruction May Be Key to Mastering Early Math, New Study Finds
New research out of the University of Michigan finds that small-group instruction provided outside of school helps kindergarten students to make learning gains in math.
Marva Hinton, June 20, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion Counting Collections With Preschoolers: An Early-Learning Math Strategy (Video)
See how one preschool teacher helps her students learn how to count collections of objects.
Teaching Channel, May 23, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion An Early-Learning Math Strategy: Count While Waiting in Line (Video)
This pre-kindergarten teacher finds creative ways to implement counting into her students' lineup and transition process.
Teaching Channel, April 25, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion An Early-Learning Strategy: Teaching Math in Informal Spaces (Video)
One preschool teacher shows how math concepts can be taught throughout the school day, in every classroom activity.
Teaching Channel, April 11, 2018
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Early Childhood New Study Provides Possible Solution to Reducing Math Anxiety
A new study found that young students who participated in an after-school math program significantly reduced their math anxiety.
Marva Hinton, March 29, 2018
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Early Childhood Does Higher-Level Number Talk Hold Key to Better Math Scores for Young Children?
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found a positive correlation between parents who engage their young children in higher-level number talk and their children's math scores.
Marva Hinton, March 23, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion A Math Strategy: Using Students' Bodies to Learn Measurements (Video)
This hands-on math lesson allows preschool students to measure their own bodies to learn about organizing in height order.
Teaching Channel, March 21, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion An Early-Learning Strategy: Using Storytelling to Bring Math to Life (Video)
See how this preschool teacher introduces the day's math lesson with a classroom read aloud.
Teaching Channel, March 7, 2018
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Early Childhood Pre-K, Plus a Little Extra, Can Help Close Math Gaps for Children in Poverty
The effects of even high-quality preschool programs tend to fade over time, but extracurricular programs in early grades may help boost the benefits of early education after students start school, according to a new longitudinal study by the research firm MDRC.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 6, 2018
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Using Storytelling to Teach Spatial Relations in Early Math (Video)
Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, uses storytelling to engage her students in a math lesson about spatial relations.
Teaching Channel, February 21, 2018
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Mathematics Opinion An Early-Learning Strategy: Exploring Numbers by Counting (Video)
Natali Gaxiola, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Felton State Preschool in Inglewood, Calif., introduces counting collections to teach addition and subtraction.
Teaching Channel, February 14, 2018
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