DREME—Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education—is a network of researchers from across the U.S. who collaborate to advance math teaching and learning in the early years (birth to 8). DREME Family Math prepares professionals who work with families to support parents and caregivers in promoting children’s development of early math skills. Learn more about the DREME Family Math project.
Our Values & Philosophy
Families are naturally gifted innovators.
We celebrate families’ strengths and offer easy suggestions for building upon early math activities and conversations that are already taking place at home.
Family math is for everyone.
Our playful and engaging activities are designed so that everyone can support family math, no matter their experience or level of comfort with math.
Math learning can take place at home and in informal settings—it’s not confined to the classroom.
One of the most meaningful ways to practice early math is by simply finding and talking about math in everyday, household routines.
About the Researchers
Professor, Boston College
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Herbert P. Ginsburg
Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Professor, University of Chicago
Professor, University of Minnesota
Associate Professor, New York University
Linda M. Platas
Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Professor, Stanford University
More DREME Resources
Early Math Blog
Learn more about DREME and browse our collection of blog posts about early math education.
Preschool Math Center Activities
Developed with teachers and for teachers of early childhood classrooms, these math center activities are easy to set up, fun to do, and require low to moderate teacher involvement.
Early Math Resources for Teacher Educators
A collection of free, research-based materials for early childhood teacher educators to support prospective and practicing teachers to promote young children’s mathematical learning.
DREME Family Math is funded by a generous grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.