DREME stands for Development and Research in Early Math Education. When you visit this webpage, you will find a variety of free, research-based materials that support families to engage in authentic math activities that promote joy and learning.
We know from research that early math skills are a powerful predictor of later success, so it is important that we support families to be able to create and share positive math experiences with their children at home through play, through their daily routines, and during conversations.
This site includes resources for early childhood professionals interested in engaging families around math. Under the “For Educators” tab, you will find key information about early math topics, as well as ideas for how to talk with families and answer common math-related questions.
The “Activities” tab includes a variety of easy and fun experiences that promote early math learning. Choose from four main categories (Cooking, Reading Together, Daily Routines and Games and Play) or filter your search by age and/or topic. Educators will appreciate the additional tips for using these activities with families including the strategies for adaptations.
The activity guides are downloadable, visually appealing and available in English and Spanish. They include easy-to-follow directions for families, as well as “Math Tips” that promote fun ways to mathematize the experience. Don’t forget to also check out the “Math Snacks” which are brief but mighty ideas to help families uncover math in everyday moments and start math conversations anywhere that they go!
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Reviewed by: Anna Owen