Early Math Project celebrates critical thinking, says the U.S. Department of Education

[img_caption link=”https://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/rebeca-itzkowich/” src=”https://www.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/itzkowich.jpg” align=”right” caption=”Rebeca Itzkowich” alt=”Rebeca Itzkowich”]Erikson’s Early Mathematics Education Project is featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s Homeroom blog post, “Early Math Teachers Celebrate ‘Critical Thinking, Not Correct Answers.'”

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The post, which quotes Rebeca Itzkowich of the Early Mathematics Education Project, notes that “Erikson’s professional development model produced almost three additional months of mathematics learning during a school year, in comparison to a matched contrast group, and helped teachers narrow the math achievement gap before children entered elementary school.”

The Project is transforming how teachers in prekindergarten through 3rd grade approach mathematics lessons through research-based training supported by a five-year, $5 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant awarded by the Department of Education in 2010.