Promoting Early Math Skills


Disadvantaged children are at risk for entering kindergarten with fewer school readiness skills than their more advantaged peers.

Early math skills are the strongest predictor of both later math and reading skills. However, many parents spend little time promoting their children’s math skills at home. Interventions to support parents’ promotion of their children’s math skills in the home environment may help build math and reading skills and narrow this gap. Unfortunately, few home-based interventions for low-income parents emphasize children’s early math learning, and even fewer have been rigorously evaluated.

Math for Parents and Children Together




About TIME: Technology in Math Education




The Study

MPACT, Math for Parents and Children Together, is an initiative that teaches parents what effective math instruction for young children looks like, shows them how to integrate math learning into everyday routines, and encourages parents to spend time in these activities. Generously supported by Overdeck Family Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

For more information:

Math for Parents and Children Together Overview

The Study

About TIME (Technology in Math Education) is a math intervention that assesses the efficacy of technology in building children’s early math skills in the home environment for both low-income and higher-income families. Generously supported by Carina Initiatives.

For more information:

About TIME Overview 


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Early Math Video Series

Interested in ways you can support your child’s early math development? Watch these videos to learn more about making math a part of your daily routine! Content designed by Akemi Hong. Generously supported by the CME Group Foundation.

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