math achievement gap
In 2012, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education launched the Math at Home project with a grant from the CME Group Foundation to give early childhood educators in Illinois the knowledge and skills they need to boost children’s mastery of early math.
The CME Group Foundation provided additional funding in 2016 to roll out Math at Home’s Early Math Matters professional development program to a national audience.
Today, more than 12,000 home child care providers, day care center employees, preschool teachers and parents from all over the United States visit our website each month to learn how to integrate math into their early learning environments and activities.
Math at Home has three core objectives:
- To give early childhood educators the knowledge and skills they need to teach early math
- To help early childhood educators set up environments that promote math literacy
- To provide math activities and lessons that foster the development of early math skills
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About the University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a community of scholars committed to educational equity and social, political and economic parity. UIC develops new knowledge about education that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is valued by the communities that it serves. The university directs its teaching, research and public service to all learners, with an emphasis on learners in urban environments.
About the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education
The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago strives to prepare the next generation of educators, educational leaders and educational researchers to establish equity in Chicago public schools. Making good on the promise of public education requires us to acknowledge and address the problems of inequality explicitly and courageously, so that the public education system can help all children achieve their full potential.
About the CME Group Foundation
The CME Group Foundation was created in 2008 and endowed with a gift of $16 million from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust. The Foundation works to advance the economy by supporting education from cradle to career, primarily in the Chicago region. CME’s early education funding is largely centered on its Early Math Education Initiative, which aims to improve math skills in the birth-through-third-grade demographic.