Parents and Caregivers’ Roles in Early Mathematical Thinking and Development

“Parents and Caregivers’ Roles in Early Mathematical Thinking and Development: The Role of Counting and Number Books in Early Number Concepts” is a collaborative, cross-institutional research project that was launched in 2015 at the Minnesota State Fair University of Minnesota Driven to Discover Research Pavilion.

This project involves several separate studies, including the Math and Numeracy Lab’s work on counting books, shared reading, parent-child interactions related to mathematical thinking, family child care setting learning environments, and developing parent-educator workshops.

This work is funded in part by the University of Minnesota and by the Heising-Simons Foundation.