Free Math Materials for the Preschool Classroom

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Support Learning Throughout the Preschool Day

Created by leading scholars in the field of early childhood education with input from teachers, our playful and engaging activities promote math and executive function learning in preschool classrooms throughout the school day.

Center Time
Teacher-Guided Activities
Transition Activities

Preschoolers Are Ready for Math Learning

Early math skills predict future success in school and life.
Preschool children are ready to think mathematically.
Many math activities also engage executive function and social-emotional skills.
Teachers have the opportunity to support children’s math AND executive function skills, at the same time!

Build Math and Executive Function Skills at the Same Time

Executive function skills, or EF, begin to develop in early childhood, and we continue to use EF throughout life. EF includes the ability to follow instructions to complete a task, stay focused despite distractions, and successfully switch between tasks. Research shows that:

  • EF supports problem-solving, which in turn supports the development of math skills.
  • Both EF and math skills are linked to a wide range of important academic outcomes.
We specifically designed activities to offer opportunities for preschool children to develop math and executive function skills at the same time.

Teacher Corner

A set of resources designed to boost teacher knowledge and confidence in supporting the development of math and executive function skills.

Math Moments

Brief but mighty ideas to grow math and executive function skills during informal moments of transition, including setup and line up.

About DREME Making More of Math

Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) is a network of scholars across the country who collaborate to advance math teaching and learning for children from birth to age 8. DREME Making More of Math prepares teachers to build preschool children’s mathematical learning and executive functions.