Learning & Teaching with Learning Trajectories

Discover how children develop their mathematical thinking and learning skills.

Explore our engaging math activities for young children from birth to age 8!


Why Learning Trajectories?

The Clements and Sarama Learning Trajectories approach to early math includes: 

  1. Goals: Decide what area of math you want children to learn

  2. Developmental Progressions: Observe children and learn about the development of children's mathematical thinking

  3. Instructional Activities: Offer children effective and engaging activities to joyfully and playfully learn math

This site was developed to help anyone intersted in supporting young children's early math learning with research about the steps children typically take to learn math.

Walk Through

Watch an overview of what LT2 offers. Credit to Nadine Ebri, educator and doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida

Getting Started

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Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.