By Doug Abell
In case you missed it on NPR’s Morning Edition program on Dec. 9th, I think you’d find the above titled story worth a listen. Below is the link to it.
The story runs less than 4 minutes and is a report on research being conducted with pre-school children living in poverty and the impact of teaching them math skills on their future school success. “In New York City, an ambitious, $25 million study is collecting evidence on the best way to raise outcomes for kids in poverty. Their hunch is that it may begin with math.”
An innovative, high energy math curriculum is being used. From the gleeful sounds the kids, it sounded like they were having a grand time learning math facts.
As an advocate interested in the education and well-being of children, it’s good to be aware of efforts to identify methods/strategies that can contribute to academic success. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to all!