What do you think happens when classrooms are equipped with high-end technologies, such as interactive whiteboards and laptop computers, and teachers are encouraged to use high-quality free content featuring popular characters like Curious George and Sid the Science Kid?
Not surprisingly, kids learn math and teachers grow more confident teaching math.
This is according to findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study, released last week by the Fred Rogers Center, Education Development Center and SRI International. Specifically, the study revealed that preschool teachers who enacted the PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement reported significant changes in their confidence and comfort level with early mathematics concepts and teaching with technology. The goals was to understand math learning and teaching in real classrooms—92 of them in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.