Gov. Gavin Newsom could improve the quality of early education in California immediately by raising standards and salaries for teachers and caregivers, writes DREME's Deborah Stipek. As first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 15, 2019. Reprinted with permission from the author.
Talking about and pointing out math that exists outside of the classroom can help deepen children’s understanding of math concepts. Here are some easy ways that parents and caregivers can weave math into questions and observations about everyday activities.
Do early math teachers and researchers grow up loving the subject? It was not the case for DREME’s Linda M. Platas, who takes us through her unlikely career path and how she ultimately discovered that she is, in fact, good at math.
There are many opportunities in everyday life to talk about math with young children. No matter your own experiences with math, we have suggestions to help you talk about math with your children and foster positive attitudes toward math.
Picture books offer many opportunities to explore and develop children's mathematical thinking. Discover educational and entertaining picture books for early math learners with our recommended reading list.
What happens when an elephant builds a tower with blocks? Measurement and other mathematical concepts abound until… Crash! Boom! The structure falls apart. DREME’s Herbert P. Ginsburg discusses this mathematically rich children’s book and the Mathical Prize that it won.