Measure Up

Now in its fourth year, the Measure Up elementary mathematics research project focuses on developing algebraic thinking and problem-solving skills in children as young as first grade. The project is based on the work of Russian psychologists, mathematicians, and educators, and is being developed in collaborations with the Insititue of Developmental Psychology and Pedagogy in Krasnyarsk, Russia. Initial research is on the curriculum, which will eventually span grades grades 1–5, and is being carried out simultaneously at ELS and Connections Public Charter School in Hilo. This year’s fourth graders are in their fourth year of the program.