If you were to try and explain to parents why you think early math education is as important as early literacy, what would you say?
Would you explain to parents that children begin to make sense of the world by observing all of its dimensions, shapes, characteristics, and relationships? This happens before the acquisition of language which makes it the foundation from which language grows.
Would you communicate to parents that early math learning leads to less math anxiety, stronger interest in math, and stronger math confidence later in life?
Would you share the research with parents that shows math as the foundation for learning technology and the sciences?
Would you tell parents that early math learning leads to stronger outcomes in math proficiency later in life as well as in other academic areas?
Would you show parents how incorporating math into their everyday lives is as easy as reading books or telling stories?
How else would you communicate this very important message?