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). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (DUE 1348564, DRL 1907904), the Heising-Simons Foundation (2015-023, 2016-133, 2019-1396), and Overdeck Family Foundation (2019-1396). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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