Resources for at-home learning during COVID-19
Wide Open School is a collection of the best free online learning activities and experiences curated by Common Sense Media.
Vroom is also a wonderful free resource for parents of children in the 0-5 year old age range.
Bedtime Math is a free math app that we always recommend to parents, but especially now.
Audible Stories is offering free streaming for as long as schools are closed.
Cosmic Kids Yoga combines imagination and storytelling with yoga and mindfulness.
Our intervention for improving children's understanding of equivalence (ICUE)
Children's understanding of math equivalence in elementary school predicts their algebra readiness in middle school. Unfortunately, most children struggle to understand this foundational concept. We designed a supplemental intervention to improve children's understanding of math equivalence, and it has been shown to work in a small, randomized experiment. It's currently being tested in a larger efficacy study with the help of WestEd. Watch videos explaining each of the four components of the ICUE intervention by clicking the following links:
- Component 1: Vary the Problem Format
- Component 2: Introduce the Equal Sign Without Arithmetic
- Component 3: Concreteness Fading
- Component 4: Compare and Explain
The ICUE intervention was featured in a "What Would You Fight For?" Commercial on NBC!
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Interested in promoting children's mathematical thinking at home? Check out our Math at Home Infograph.
Looking for simple games to help children practice math? Check out our Math Games Infograph.
Want to see educator-friendly summaries of the latest research in cognition, learning, and development? Check out Cognitive Development News.
Interested in learning more about evidence-based practices from one of the most definitive sources around? Check out these super helpful IES Practice Guides.