to Enhance Young Children’s
Mathematics Learning
and Persistence

Games for Young Mathematicians is a program of research in early mathematics at the Education Development Center (EDC), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (award number 1348564) and the Heising-Simons Foundation (award numbers 2015-023 and 2016-133).

As part of this work, we are developing tools and resources aimed at improving young children’s mathematics learning and mastery motivation and examining the effectiveness on preschoolers’ school readiness skills.

“The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century
is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children
have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers.”

James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist