By connecting math to a variety of everyday situations and routines, families and caregivers can make math meaningful and provide opportunities for children to practice what they have learned in a purposeful manner.

This recommendation and the supporting strategies are excerpted from the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide for Teaching Math to Young Children. This resource is part of a series of instructional briefs designed to help families, afterschool providers, and other caregivers support their students’ early mathematics instruction while learning at home or in a hybrid learning environment.