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October 5, 2018

The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them. Explore their collection of books for ages 2-18, with 53 titles to date.

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August 27, 2018

Children are first exposed to basic math concepts through music. Through beat, rhythm and melody, children learn about counting, sequencing and matching. Here are three musical elements that relate to math and some suggested activity ideas to try at home.

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August 16, 2018

Finger counting promotes children’s early math skills. It helps children understand numbers and relationships between numbers. In this video Paul Goldenberg, an educator & mathematician, talks about how finger counting games can help children build their early number sense.

July 24, 2018

Find out how you can help your child prepare for formal schooling by supporting the development of his or her executive function skills.

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Browse for simple activities that teach basic math concepts to babies and toddlers.

Author: PBS Parents 
Source: PBS Parents 
Estimated time to read: N/A

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Check out this top ten list of books that support children’s understanding of numbers.

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The researchers at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences found that babies who are good at spotting the difference between large and small group of items, even before they can talk, are more likely to do better with numbers in the future.

Author: Rachel Nuwer
Researchers:
Ariel Starr, Melissa E. Libertus and Elizabeth M. Brannon
Source: The Science Journal 
Estimated time to read: 06:03
Time to watch: 01:25

Even after toddlers can count the numbers from 1 to 10, they may not know what these numbers mean. This video shows the stages kids go through in learning the meanings of the words one,” two,” and three” before making the leap to true counting. 

Find out how a typically developing infant’s understanding of numbers develops during the first three years of his/her life.  

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Read about the relationship between the number sense and aptitude for math, early signs of dyscalculia and how to help children develop number sense

Author: Bob Cunningham
Source: Understood.org
Estimated time to read: 05:10

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