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.
The Mayan counting system provides an opportunity for children to learn about math and culture at the same time. Our free, hands-on activities use common household items to teach numeracy and operations.
Many fun math games for families can be done with materials you probably have at home already, such as scrap paper. Learn how to create origami shapes, be a paper math wizard, and support children’s learning with these activities.
Many children are able to recite the counting numbers by heart. Recognizing the base 10 features of numbers takes counting to the next level. DREME’s Herbert P. Ginsburg on alternative ways to think about and teach counting to children.
Our growing obsession with kindergarten readiness can have real consequences, writes DREME's Deborah Stipek. As first appeared in Education Week on March 25, 2019. Reprinted with permission from the author.