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Turn up the STEAM!

This presentation will share Early Math Project and Early Math Initiative videos, games, activities, and literature reviews. We will looks at ways these resources can be used to support family engagement.

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Prior to her involvement with the Early Math Project, Carolyn taught elementary and middle school math and was principal of a K-8 Montessori School. Her interests lie in encouraging family and community math opportunities and maintaining children's early love and success with math. Her current work includes advocacy for early math; developing resources that promote mathematical thinking, exploration, and understanding; and helping adults to comfortably and confidently support children's mathematical development. Carolyn works for the California State Board of Education. 

Carolyn Pfister

Lisa Grant has worked in the education field for over 30 years. She has been a secondary math teacher, instructional coach, and math content specialist at the district, state, and county levels. Her passion is early math learning and preventing math anxiety through a growth mindset. She believes in child-centered, play-based learning and the unmistakable beauty in mathematics.


Lisa Grant


Naomi Reeley has been involved with the Early Math Project since June 2019 where she started as an intern. Naomi joined the team in hopes of developing and promoting resources for the project that would encourage family engagement in mathematics. Naomi is particularly interested in promoting ways to include math in daily routines by providing tips and suggestions about everyday activities. She finds it very important to create resources that are engaging, fun, and informational in order to build a child’s confidence and comfortability in math. 

Naomi Reeley

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