DREME seeks to improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills and advance the field of early mathematics research.
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Math Learning Starts Early
What’s one of the most powerful ways to get all children ready for school and life? While many factors play a role, research shows that nurturing the development of math skills sets a firm foundation.
Early math development is early childhood development.
All Children Can Learn Math.
Starting from birth onward, children use math skills to make sense of the world around them and develop many other essential life skills.
Math Supports Future Learning.
Math knowledge at kindergarten entry is a critical predictor of children’s future academic success.
Math Skills Promote Other Skills.
Key learning in children’s overall development—including language, social, and emotional skills—grow and strengthen because of early math skills.
Math Is for Everyone.
With access to high-quality math learning opportunities, everyone can be a “math person.”
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Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) is a network of scholars across the country who engage in collaborative research and development with the goal of advancing the field of early math learning and teaching.