NPR produced a short segment last week on a study that is happening now which compares standard pre-school learning with pre-school focused on mathematics. They found that the average student spends 58 seconds out of a 5 hour pre-school day on mathematics. As you know, here at Social Mathematics, we believe that math is something which should happen everyday. Math shouldn’t be a big mystery that only the “smart” kids can do. So, naturally, I think this program is great!
“We want kids running around the classroom and bumping into mathematics at every turn.”
The NPR article focuses on kindergarten math eduation, but MDRC has a lot of other initiatives too. Since NPC didn’t include a link to MDRC’s website, I’ve included one so you can check out their webpage here.