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We work with educators, community organizations, and families to ensure that young children from all backgrounds have the opportunity to engage in math learning opportunities that prepare them for success in school, career, and life.

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What Educators and Families Say About Young Mathematicians

Hear from some of our teachers and parents.

EDC's Young Mathematicians makes learning math much more fun and meaningful in my classroom. I notice so many positive changes in my children’s math skills.

Suchira Channoi

Teacher/Pedagogista Head Start

If you are a preschool teacher, the things you learn to do in the Young Mathematician Program are things you are, most likely, already doing. But now you are learning how and why it is important for math development, and trained in ways to incorporate it in your daily activities.

Chuck Demers

Playgroup Facilitator

After playing these games my kids really enjoy math! They get so excited when I say I have a new math game! And now they’ll even do “fingers, fingers, one, two, three”, on their own! They love it.

Head Start Teacher

Young Mathematicians has provided our teachers with new ways to present math concepts. More importantly, it has given us new ways to think about math. This mindset helps our students feel capable and confident, as they undertake new challenges.

Denise Nelson, M.Ed

Education Coach

Seeing the love for math that the kids had, the excitement that they had—the whole YM program and all the math games—that stood out to me. In other years of teaching math, I didn’t see that excitement from them, so this time, just to see how excited they were and to see how much they knew and learned was really exciting.

Head Start Teacher

Not only did we get fabulous books and materials but to see other educators videos and their perspective is so educational for us. This class really helps us to understand how the child comprehends math and how to intentionally teach math.

Pat Bettencourt

Head Start Teacher

A mom from Parent Child + said, "I used to see math as a big monster that was going to eat me" I replied, "Now you can chew up the monster with your thirty two teeth".

Gabriela Tejada

Home Visitor

YM has completely "brainwashed" me, and given me a lens to discover math everywhere. I am growing a love for everyday math. I am also enlightened with math languages and tools to share that love with my own child and families from my work.
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Joy Shi

Playgroup Facilitator and Parent

This work is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation Grants #2015-023, 2016-13, 2019-1396, 2021-2871, #2022-3381 and Overdeck Family Foundation Grant #2019-1396; and by the National Science Foundation Grants #DUE1348564, DRL 1907904. 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.