Understanding a child's mathematical thinking helps professionals make principled decisions about how to provide challenges and supports to children's learning.

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For families at home with young children during the COVID-19 crisis, we hope our website can be a place for you to find high quality, fun early math activities!
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We will use this section to provide additional materials for parents and educators coping with the COVID-19 crisis as fast as we can make them!

Hot Lava Shape Game (Don't Burn Your Feet) - adapted for Distance Learning

Our Games

Our games work on most platforms, including PC, Mac, iPad, Amazon Fire,and Kindle tablets.

Mathematical skill develops through experience. So, your child might want to start at Level 1.

If those games are too easy, or when they are ready for more of a challenge, try the games at Level 2 and so on…

We offer some additional tips to help you decide.

This section of our site has printable pdfs of some of the most common materials used in our activities, such as Numeral Cards, Dot Cards, Tangram Puzzles, and more!!

We also have pdfs showing how the Learning Trajectories align to Common Core State Standards and widely used systems, such as Teaching Strategies GOLD.


Research shows that when teachers understand how children develop mathematics understanding, they are more effective. These resources are for people offering professional development.

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Suggested Citation

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2017/2019). Learning and teaching with learning trajectories [LT]2.
Retrieved from Marsico Institute, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

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