Explore Early Math Topics
A description of key early math topics, including why they’re important and ideas to promote children’s understanding of and skills in each topic.
Learn About Math and Executive Function
A summary of executive function (EF) skills and their relation to mathematical thinking, including how EF skills might support the development of early math skills and vice versa.
→ Think-Pair-Share: Practicing Math and Executive Function Skills Together
→ Executive Function Skills at a Glance: Preschool Geometry and Spatial Activities
→ Why Is It Important to Keep Intermediate Steps in Some Math Activities?
→ Inhibitory Control, Sustained Attention, and Early Math Skills
Uncover Children's Math Thinking
Short videos showing examples of adult-child conversations that uncover children’s thinking about key math topics.
Build Positive Math Attitudes
Strategies for reflecting on one’s own math attitudes and ideas to use with children to grow positive attitudes toward math.
Support Math Learning in Music, Reading, & Play
There are many opportunities to talk about math during reading and playtime. Here are some ideas and tips.
→ Math at Your Fingertips! Easy Counting Activities Using Number Gestures
Choosing and Adapting Math Games to Meet Your Child’s Skill Level
Promote Family Math
Resources to share with parents and caregivers with ideas for exploring math in everyday family routines. Find more on the DREME Family Math website.