Welcome to the “Becoming a Math Family” site! Our goal is to help parents support math learning in young children (ages 3 to 6). This site was created by math learning experts at the University of Chicago and other universities around the country.

Here you will find fun and engaging activities you can do with your child to foster math learning. The activities on this site are intended for adults to do with children, not for children to do on their own. This is because learning math is a social process, and young children learn best through interactions and activities with their parents or other engaged adults. Many of these activities can be done during play or as part of your daily routine with your child.

The site also offers expert insights into how to spark your child’s interest in math and promote positive math attitudes. You also can share your experiences with other families and ask questions of our math learning team. Explore the links below to get started and keep our guiding principles in mind - Math is a Process, Math is Everywhere, and Math is Social. We hope you will join us on a journey to becoming a math family!

How to Become a Math Family

How to Think Like a Math Family