Early Math: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

Blogs

2021

Taking Math Outdoors: A Natural Learning Environment,” DREME, October 2021

Explore Math at the Farmers’ Market,” DREME, August 2021

Expand Mathematical Thinking During Block and Pretend Play,” DREME, June 2021

Expand Children’s Math Thinking Through Comments, Questions, and Conversations,” DREME, March 2021

Make a Statement with Math: How to Get Kids (and You!) Talking About Math,” DREME, July 2019

Videos

Taking Math Outdoors: A Natural Early Math Learning Environment

The outdoors provide a rich environment for introducing early math concepts. Sheila Williams Ridge, Director of the University of Minnesota Child Development Laboratory School, shares examples of how to use materials found in nature to engage children in early math learning. 

Video developed by the Math and Numeracy Lab in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Child Development Laboratory School. Video credits: Michele Mazzocco, Rachel Olson and Sheila Williams Ridge.

Funding provided by PNC Grow Up Great. Videographer: Emily Goldberg, Vidguru