Parks uses play to help young children learn math

May 15, 2017

“When I went in to do my work working with math in pre-K classrooms, I saw that engagement with physical materials helps kids engage with mathematical concepts,” says Amy Parks, associate professor in the Michigan State University College of Education.

Parks has been working with young children and educators to introduce fun in learning math, using counting games, playing pretend and more. Her research has been documented with WKAR and the new 24/7 PBS Kids channel. In short, educational videos, Parks explains her research concepts so that families and children can continue the learning process outside of the classroom.