The DREME Network was created in 2014 to advance the field of early mathematics research and improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills. The Network focuses on math from birth through age eight years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. Network members and affiliates collaborate to conduct basic and applied research and develop innovative tools that address high-priority early math topics and inform and motivate other researchers, educators, policymakers and the public.
Preschool Mathematics Resources
Each activity download has a list of contents with a brief description of each of the items, a lesson plan for the science night planner, and table top documents for the night of the event.These could be easily adapted to use in the classroom for preschoolers.
The Early Math Project promotes awareness of the importance of math in early education (birth to age eight), provides tools to parents and educators, and collaborates with agencies and organizations working to advance mathematical learning.They also offer an annual Early Math Symposium annually. You can view past symposium recordings, and register for future symposiums here.
How does Ms. Gaxiola use counting collections to help
students build an understanding of addition and subtraction?
What differentiation strategies does Ms. Gaxiola use?
How could you make counting collections a part of your
Why is it helpful to teach the same concept in multiple ways?
What can you learn from Ms. Kungu about teaching to
different learning styles?
How does Ms. Kungu encourage collaboration?
How is literature used as an engagement strategy?
How does Ms. Surita provide multiple opportunities for
students to practice counting?
How could you use counting collections in your classroom?
How many times have you heard young children (or their parents) proudly exclaim how high they can count? Children love to master the sequence of counting words—reciting the number names in the same order every time—just as they love to sing their ABCs. In the first video, this lively preschooler gets a quick look at a dot card, and then uses a small set of counters to produce a set of the same quantity.
Find strategies and activities that you can use in the classroom that tie directly to the Early learning Preschool core standards.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student. Find research and resources related to preschool here.
Utah's Pre-kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (PEEP) is intended to inform various stakeholders, such as parents, teachers, and leadership, on the academic and essential for entering and exiting pre-kindergarten students. This sit has the manuals, training on administering the PEEP, and reports.
Early childhood, between the ages of 2-8, is an important period for developing math skills. From the first years of life, your child is learning math and developing interest in the subject through everyday routines and play. Your support for the development of math knowledge and skills will help prepare your child for future success in school and life. Check out this infographic title, Supporting Your Child in Developing Math Skills for Future Success, to learn more about how early math success opens doors for future success in college and careers.
These family and caregiver resources and activities, organized by math topics such as counting or shapes, include research-based and easy-to-follow steps to help you support your child’s math skills during a typical day.