Questions We’re Asking

Can early math instruction improve children’s academic success in later elementary school and beyond?

Why are we asking?
Making Pre-K Count (MPC) and High 5s are rooted in studies showing that preschoolers with strong early math skills do better in both math and reading in later elementary school. Children who maintain these math skills are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. Thousands of children involved in the MPC study received a high-quality math education in pre-k. Kindergarten math clubs in High 5s aim to increase the likelihood that children will be able to maintain their early math gains into elementary school and beyond.

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