The Next Generation Preschool Math project addresses a critical need to develop quality early childhood mathematics curriculum, particularly for low-income students.
Project researchers will develop, test, and refine a curriculum supplement to:
- Promote children’s understanding of numbers (counting, comparing, and ordering) and fair sharing (equipartitioning)
- Use interactive media on touch-screen tablets, integrating new multi-touch activities with existing hands-on activities
- Enhance opportunities for learning with interactive media through shared use with adult guides and peers
- Provide professional and technical support materials for preschool educators
The project will investigate if and how engagement with activities in a media-rich curriculum supplement improves low-income preschoolers’ early learning of numbers and equipartitioning.
Director: Ashley Lewis
Funder: National Science Foundation
Partners: SRI International; WGBH