The ThinkMath web service provides educators with research-based teaching materials to be used to support children’s cognitive development, more precisely mathematical skills. Materials have been designed for kindergarten, first and second grade children (aged approximately 5-8 years) who have weaknesses in mathematical skills.
This website is based on the work of the Finnish ThinkMath project during the years 2011-2015. During the first year the teaching materials were planned. In subsequent three years the materials were piloted in kindergartens and schools, and adjusted based on the feedback. This four-year project was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. In the near future, the ThinkMath materials will be used in intervention studies to be conducted, for example, in Norway and in South Africa.