Do You Work with Families with Young Children?

Play a Big Role in Supporting Fun Math Learning at Home.

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Free, Research-Based Materials for Supporting Family Math

Why Family Math?

Family math helps prepare young children for success in school and in life.

Families engage in math in more ways than they might realize (and you can help make the most of it!).

Professionals who work with families play a key role in promoting early math learning at home.

Our free materials have been designed to increase the joy and learning that come out of family math activities.

Family Math Activities for Everyday Moments

Created by leading scholars in the field of mathematics education—and with input from professionals in fields like yours—our playful and engaging family activities transform everyday household routines into math learning opportunities. No special skills or materials required.

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Early Math Toolkit for Professionals Serving Families

Boost your own knowledge and confidence for engaging families around early math.

Math Snacks

Brief but mighty ideas to uncover math in everyday moments and start math conversations anywhere!

Around the House
Find the Math:
While getting dressed, talk about sizes, shapes, and patterns on clothing.
Talk about the math:
“Look at the pattern on your shirt! it goes: narrow blue stripe then wide green stripe. Now, you show me what comes next. What other patterns do you see?”
Find the math:
When your child is drawing, notice and compare different sizes.
Talk about the math:
What is the biggest thing in your picture? What is the smallest? That horse looks so tall next to the short dog!
Find the math:
When you’re at the park, find things that can be counted and compare amounts.
Talk about the math:
“How many benches are there? How many trees are there? Are there more trees or more benches?”
Find the math:
When doing puzzles, describe the shape of the puzzle pieces to help figure out how to make them fit.
Talk about the math:
See this flat side? That means this goes on the edge of the puzzle. How can you make the flat side of this piece match the flat side of that piece?

About DREME Family Math

Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) is a network of scholars across the country who collaborate to advance math teaching and learning for children from birth to age 8. DREME Family Math prepares professionals who work with families to support parents and caregivers in promoting young children’s mathematical learning.

Boston College
San Francisco State University
Teachers College at Columbia University
The University of Chicago
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Madison