Douglas Clements

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Learning and Instruction

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Mathematics Education
Curriculum Research and Scale Up
Educational Technology
Early Learning
Early Childhood Mathematics
Technology in Early Childhood
Mathematics Education Research
Theories of Cognition, Learning, and Teaching

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Elementary Education, University at Buffalo, 1983

Research Interests

Douglas H. Clements has published over 125 refereed research studies, 18 books, 70 chapters, and 275 additional publications in the areas of mathematics education, educational technology, and early childhood education.

Clements was a member of President Bush's National Math Advisory Panel, charged by Executive Order 13398 to advise the President of the United States and the Secretary of Education on means to implement effective mathematics education, including the conduct, evaluation, and effective use of the results of research related to proven-effective and evidence-based mathematics education. He coauthored the Panel’s report, Foundations for Success: The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.

Clements also was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Early Mathematics and co-author of their report, Mathematics in early childhood: Learning paths toward excellence and equity.

Most recently, Clements participated as a member of the NGA/CCSSO writing of the Common Core State Standards.

Clements and his colleague, Julie Sarama, have conducted a large number of funded research projects. In 2010, they they and their colleagues were funded by NSF to conduct two research projects. The first is a $2,864,231 award entitled Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy. involves developing an interdisciplinary preschool curriculum, including mathematics, science, literacy/language, and social-emotional development. The second project is a $2,488,438 award entitled Using Rule Space and Poset-based Adaptive Testing Methodologies to Identify Ability Patterns in Early Mathematics and Create a Comprehensive Mathematics Ability Test. This project will develop a state-of-the-art assessment of early mathematics, using advanced statistical techniques and computer-aided testing to measure students' development along research-based learning trajectories.

Clements and Sarama, also are working on a project funded by IES to conduct a large cluster randomized experiment. Increasing the efficacy of an early mathematics curriculum with scaffolding designed to promote self-regulation is a $3,048,697 award to evaluate whether self-regulation and mathematics instruction can be combined synergistically.

Clements and Sarama are simultaneously continuing another large project, also funded by the IES as part of the Interagency Educational Research Initiative, or IERI program (a combination of IES, NSF, and the National Institute of Health, NIH). This project, Scaling Up TRIAD: Teaching Early Mathematics for Understanding with Trajectories and Technologies, is a $7,200,000 award to conduct a large-scale study of their integrated early childhood mathematics curriculum and professional development innovations in three states. This grant builds upon Clements and Sarama's first IERI project, funded by the NSF, in which the TRIAD theory and structure was created. The emphasis on both IERI projects is on scaling up—working with greater numbers of teachers and greater complexities involved in large-scale implementations. Both grants are directly concerned with underrepresented children, whose potential for learning mathematics is often not realized.

The early childhood mathematics curriculum used in the TRIAD projects was developed as part of another, recently-completed, (NSF-funded) project, "Building Blocks–Foundations for Mathematical Thinking, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2: Research-based Materials Development," Clements and Sarama developed curricula that include software and print materials for early childhood mathematics. See the link towards the end of this page for more information on Building Blocks research and curricula. Clements and Julie Sarama's Building Blocks curriculum has been reviewed very favorably by the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works Clearinghouse" (available online).

Also contributing to these projects was work stemming from Clements' recently completed, NSF-funded "Conference on Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Mathematics Education," an historic national meeting that lead to his chairing and co-authoring the joint position statement of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) on early mathematics education (see position/early childhood statement). He also cooperated with Principal Investigator Sarama on "Planning for Professional Development in Pre-School Mathematics: Meeting the Challenge of Standards 2000." See the link towards the end of this page for more information on these projects as well. With Sarama, he is co-directing an additional project based on the Building Blocks curriculum materials. This is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education/IES's Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) program. Entitled "A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Curriculum on Low-Income Children's Mathematical Knowledge," this project is examining immediate and longitudinal effects of preschool curricula with colleagues from the University of California-Berkeley.

Before these projects, Clements completed two NSF projects with colleagues. The first developed a K-5 mathematics curriculum, "Investigations in Number, Data, and Space" (published by Dale Seymour Publications). In that context, he developed several constructivist- oriented software packages (with he and colleague Julie Sarama performing all the design, programming, and implementation), including their own version of Logo and Logo-based software activities to complement the curriculum (this software environment was also published as a stand-alone product, including activities that integrate Logo into the geometry curriculum, under the name Turtle Math, which was awarded Technology & Learning's Software of the Year award, 1995, in the category "Math"), a computer-based manipulative software environment (Shapes) and several others (Trips, Tumbling Tetrominoes). Before that, he co- developed an elementary geometry curriculum based on Logo with Michael Battista, "Logo Geometry," published by Silver Burdett & Ginn. In the second, research, NSF project with Battista, he conducted research on the teaching and learning of geometry with and without computers, resulting in a Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Monograph. Finally, he cooperated with several colleagues on the NSF-funded project, REC-9903409, "Technology- Enhanced Learning of Geometry in Elementary Schools."

Clements is active in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), was editor and author of the NCTM Addenda (to the Standards) materials and was chair of the Editorial Panel of NCTM's research journal, the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. He is one of the authors of NCTM's recent Principles and Standards for School Mathematics<\em> (2000) and the recent Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence. Clements is also serving on the “Emerging Issues” Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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2011

Publications

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2011). Early childhood mathematics intervention. Science, 333, 968-970.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Van Dine, D. W., & McDonel, J. S. (2011). Evaluation of a learning trajectory for length in the early years. ZDM-The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 43, 667-680. doi: 10.1007/s11858-011-0326-5.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2011). Mathematics knowledge of low-income entering preschoolers. Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, 6 (1), 41-63.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2011). Early childhood teacher education: The case of geometry. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 14, 113-148.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Spitler, M. E., Lange, A. A., & Wolfe, C. B. (2011). Mathematics learned by young children in an intervention based on learning trajectories: A large-scale cluster randomized trial. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 42 (2), 127-166.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2011). Standards, curriculum, and learning trajectories in mathematics education. In Susan Pettit-Riley (Eds.), Research in mathematics education: Where do we go from here?pp. 7-29). Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Parmar, R. S., & Garrison, R. (2011). Geometry. In F. Fennell (Ed.), Achieving fluency: Special education and mathematics (pp. 163-196). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Parmar, R. S., Garrison, R., Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2011). Measurement. In F. Fennell (Ed.), Achieving fluency: Special education and mathematics (pp. 197-218). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Wolfe, C. B. (2011). TEAM—Tools for early assessment in mathematics. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education

Grants

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., and Layzer, C. Longitudinal Study of a Successful Scaling Up Project: Extending TRIAD. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, IES (Institute of Education Sciences, Grant No. R305A110188 (36 months; $1,873,700, with an effective date of 5/1/2011).

Presentations/Conferences: International

Keynote address, 3rd International Realistic Mathematics Education Conference, Boulder, CO, Sep 23-25, 2011. The Design and Use of Learning Progressions in Mathematics Education.

SRCD Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 31-April 2, 2011. Six presentations: Scaling Up Successful Interventions in Diverse Environments: Longitudinal Analyses of an Early Math; A Factorial Invariance Analysis of the Early Mathematics Assessment With Prekindergarteners; Longitudinal Impacts On Rapid Automatized Naming: Results From a Large CRT on a PreKindergarten Mathematics Curriculum; Measurement of Fidelity of Implementation to a Core Technology Component and Effects on Outcomes in a Pre-K Mathematics; Psychometrics and Validation of the Short Form of an Early Mathematics Assessment; Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity.

Presentations/Conferences: National

Keynote presentation, National Science Board’s meeting of the Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH), Washington, DC, Dec 13, 2011. Educational research: From basic to applied and beyond.

Keynote presentation, opening the conference, Pathways for Supporting Early Math Learning, Heising-Simons Foundation, Berkeley, CA, Nov 7-8, 2011. Research on pathways for early mathematics.

NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, November 1-2, 2011. Connect4Learning: Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy.

PME-NA, Psychology in Mathematics Education. Two presentations, both invited: (1) Learning Trajectories: Foundations for Effective, Research-based Education; (2) Studying Mathematics Conceptual Learning: Student Learning through their Mathematical Activity [Discussant]. Denver, CO, October 19-23, 2011. (both invited)

SREE — Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, First Annual Math & Science Conference. Four presentations: (1) Early Childhood Education Symposium: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Preschool Mathematics and Science Intervention Models; (2) Pathways from R&D to Marketplace Dissemination; (3) Early Mathematics Education For All: Evaluation of an Intervention Using Multiple Methodologies and (4) Outcomes, and Assessment in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science. Washington, DC, September 7-9, 2011. (two invited, two refereed)

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 8-11, 2011. Six sessions: Scaling Up Successful Interventions in Diverse Environments: Longitudinal Analyses of an Early Math Intervention; Children's Strategies for Solving Mathematical Problems: Analyses Within an Experimental Evaluation of an Early Mathematics Curriculum; Measurement of Fidelity of Implementation to a Core Technology Component and Effects on Outcomes in a Prekindergarten Mathematics Scale-Up Intervention; A Hypothetical Learning Trajectory for Volume in the Early Years; Measuring a Learning Progression for Data Modeling: Psychometric Modeling and Issues (Discussant); Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education *Chair).

Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation April 12 – 13, 2011, Arlington, VA. Mathematics for Head Start: Research and Evaluation.

Research Presession, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC, April 11-13, 2011. Two presentations: Examining Learning Progressions, Trajectories, and Levels: Beyond Scope and Sequence; Measurement Research and Practice.

Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC, April 13-15, 2011. Math Lessons from Research.

SREE — Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Second Annual Conference, Early Childhood Education Symposium: The Effects of Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Curricula on Emergent Math and Literacy Skills, and a poster, Evaluation of the TRIAD Scale-up Model: Longitudinal evaluation Washington, DC, March 4, 2011. (refereed)

Presentations/Conferences: State and Local

Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, November 10-11, 2011. Presentation: Math Lessons from Research (invited)

Pennsylvania Council of Leaders of Mathematics, November 9, 2011. Presentation: Learning Trajectories: The Core of Standards, Teaching, and Learning (invited)

Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, October 27-28, 2011. Two presentations: Math Lessons from Research; The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics (invited)

Early Childhood Education Institute Annual Conference, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, OK, September 15-17, 2011. Early mathematics. Three keynote presentations and two breakout sessions.

Conference for the Advancements of Mathematics Teaching, CAMT 2011, Dallas, TX, July 20, 2011 . Learning Trajectories? The Core of Standards, Teaching, and Learning. (invited)

Presentations, NCTM Regional Conference, Green Lake, Wisconsin, May 6, 2011. The Building Blocks of Mathematics: Research to Practice.

2010

Publications

CCSSO/NGA. (2010). Common core state standards for mathematics. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. http://corestandards.org/

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2010). Technology. In V. Washington & J. Andrews (Eds.), Children of 2020: Creating a better tomorrow (pp. 119-123). Washington, DC: Council for Professional Recognition/National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2010). The mathematical lives of young children. In V. Washington & J. Andrews (Eds.), Children of 2020: Creating a better tomorrow (pp. 81-84). Washington, DC: Council for Professional Recognition/National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Clements, D. H. (2010). Tools, technologies, and trajectories. In Z. Usiskin, K. Andersen & N. Zotto (Eds.), Future curricular trends in school algebra and geometry (pp. 259-266). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2010). Preschool mathematics curricula. In B. J. Reys, R. E. Reys & R. Rubenstein (Eds.), Mathematics curriculum: Issues, trends, and future directions (pp. 115-126). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Fuson, K. C., Clements, D. H., & Beckmann, S. (2010). Focus in Grade 1: Teaching with the Curriculum Focal Points. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Fuson, K. C., Clements, D. H., & Beckmann, S. (2010). Focus in Prekindergarten: Teaching with the Curriculum Focal Points. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Fuson, K. C., Clements, D. H., & Beckmann, S. (2010). Focus in Kindergarten: Teaching with the Curriculum Focal Points. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Grants

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Tatsuoka, C. Using Rule Space and Poset-based Adaptive Testing Methodologies to Identify Ability Patterns in Early Mathematics and Create a Comprehensive Mathematics Ability Test. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (48 months; $2,488,438, with an effective date of 09/01/10.), Grant No. DRL-1019925.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Duke, N. & Brenneman, K. Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (48 months; $2,864,231, with an effective date of 09/01/10.), Grant No. DRL-1020118.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Bodrova, E., and Layzer, C. Increasing the efficacy of an early mathematics curriculum with scaffolding designed to promote self-regulation. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, IES (Institute of Education Sciences) (48 months; $3,048,697, with an effective date of 6/1/2008), Grant No. R305A080200. Ends 5/31/2012).

Barrett. Jeffrey, Clements, D. H., and Sarama, J. A Longitudinal Account of Children's Knowledge of Measurement. Awarded by the National Science Foundation, Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Science Education, Research on Educational Policy and Practice. (60 months; $2,786,504; UB's portion $604,049, $114,601 for year 1).

Presentations

Keynote address: Thinking It Through, Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Classroom, White Oaks, Ontario, Canada, May 28, 2010. The Building Blocks of Kindergarten Math. (invited)

Keynote address: OAME2010, The Ontario Association for Mathematics Education, St. Catherine’s Ontario, Canada, May 13, 2010. The Building Blocks of Math. (invited)

Keynote address: The Erikson Institute 2010 International Symposium on Early Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL, Apr 14-15, 2010. The Building Blocks of Early Math. (invited)

Keynote, opening of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education conference, “Research in Mathematics Education: Where Do We Go From Here?” Washington, DC. What do we know about content and curriculum?

Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 28-309, 2010. Presentations: Scaling Up TRIAD: Teaching Early Mathematics for Understanding with Trajectories, and Efficacy of Computerized Earobics and Building Blocks Instruction for Kindergarteners from Low SES, Minority Backgrounds: Year 2 Results, also Discussant, Improving Math Outcomes in Elementary Schools.

Head Start’s Tenth National Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 21-22, 2010. Two presentations: Report of the NRC Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics: Evidence of Effective Policies and Practices for Math Education, and Children's Understanding of Mathematics and Science Concepts in the Preschool Years.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Briefing, The Common Core State Standards: K-3, March 25, 2010, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Washington, DC.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May 1-4, 2010. Five presentations: Hypothetical Learning Trajectory for Length in the Early Years; Life After RCTs: Addressing the Issue of Palatability of Instructional Interventions: The TRIAD / Building Blocks Scale-Up Project: Effectiveness and Diffusion; Evaluation of a Developmental Progression for Length Measurement Using the Rasch Model; Scaling Up Successful Interventions in Diverse Environments: Longitudinal Analyses of an Early Math Intervention; Effects of an Early Math Curriculum on Early Literacy and Language: Impacts, Mediators, and Moderators.

Research Presession, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA, April 18-19, 2010. Four presentations: Defining and Implementing Learning Trajectories as Research Tools; Math Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity— NRC; Tools of the Trade; A Discussion about Standards.

Annual Meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, San Diego, CA, April 19, 2010. Report of the NRC Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics.

Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA, April 19-23, 2010. The National Research Council Report on Early Mathematics—Implications for Teaching.

U.S. House of Representatives Education Caucus Briefing, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths to Excellence and Equity, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

Invited Plenary Symposium, 2010 Meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC, March 4-5, 2010. Interaction of Research, Practice, and Policy in Mathematics Education. Also, Keynote presentation, Curriculum Research Framework—Beyond the Research-to-Practice Model.

2009

Publications

National Research Council (2009). Mathematics in early childhood: Learning paths toward excellence and equity. Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics, Christopher T. Cross, Taniesha A. Woods, Heidi Schweingruber, Editors. Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2009). Teaching math in the primary grades: The learning trajectories approach. Young Children, 64(2), 63-65.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2009). Early childhood mathematics education research: Learning trajectories for young children. New York: Routledge.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2009). Learning and teaching early math: The learning trajectories approach. New York: Routledge.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2009). Building blocks and cognitive building blocks: Playing to know the world mathematically. American Journal of Play, 1, 313-337.

Presentations

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), SRCD Biennial Meeting, "Foundational and Achievable Mathematics for Early Childhood Education," Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. (April 4, 2009).

Lange, A. (Author & Presenter), Clements, D. H. (Author), Sarama, J. A. (Author), Lee, J. (Author), SRCD Biennial Meeting, "A PreK Mathematics Curriculum: Impacts on Early Literacy," Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. (April 3, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Sarama, J. A. (Author), Lee, J. (Author), Lange, A. (Author), Spitler, M. E. (Author), SRCD Biennial Meeting, "Evaluation of a Model for Scaling Up Interventions: Teaching Early Math for Understanding with Trajectories and Technologies," Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. (April 3, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Sarama, J. A. (Author), SRCD Biennial Meeting, "Early Intervention Research and Children's School Readiness: What Role Does Curriculum Play?," Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. (April 2, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Waterford Early Learning Institute, "Lessons from Research-Mathematics Education," Waterford Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. (April 1, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Guest Researcher, "Recent research in mathematics education," TERC, Cambridge, MA. (March 18, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Sarama, J. A. (Author), SREE - Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, "Experimental Evaluation of a Scale-up Model for Teaching Mathematics with Trajectories and Technologies," Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC. (March 2, 2009).

Clements, D. H. (Author & Presenter), Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, "Building Blocks of Early Mathematics," NYC Department of Early Childhood, New York, NY. (February 26, 2009).

AMTE (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators) Thirteenth Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, February 6, 2009. The NRC Committee Report on Early Mathematics.

2008

Publications

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2008). Linking research and software development. In G. W. Blume & M. K. Heid (Eds.), Research on technology and the teaching and learning of mathematics: Volume 2, cases and perspectives (pp. 113-130). New York: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Yelland, N. J., & Glass, B. (2008). Learning and teaching geometry with computers in the elementary and middle school. In M. K. Heid & G. W. Blume (Eds.), Research on technology and the teaching and learning of mathematics: Volume 1, research syntheses (pp. 109-154). New York: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Clements, D. H. (2008). Linking research and curriculum development. In L. D. English (Ed.), Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education (Second ed., pp. 589-625). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Liu, Xiufeng (2008). Development of a measure of early mathematics achievement using the Rasch model: The Research-based Early Maths Assessment. Educational Psychology, 28(4), 457-482.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2008). Experimental evaluation of the effects of a research-based preschool mathematics curriculum. American Educational Research Journal, 45, 443-494.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Starkey, P., Klein, A., & Wakeley, A. (2008). Scaling up the implementation of a pre-kindergarten mathematics curriculum: Teaching for understanding with trajectories and technologies. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 1, 89-119.

National Math Advisory Panel (Clements co-authored with 18 colleagues) (2008). Foundations for Success: The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2008). Focal points–Grades 1 and 2. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14, 396-401.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2008). Focal points–Pre-K to Kindergarten. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14, 361-365.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2008). Mathematics and technology: Supporting learning for students and teachers. In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education (pp. 127-147). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2008). Mathematics and technology: Supporting learning for students and teachers. In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on mathematics in early childhood education (pp. 67-94). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Grants

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Bodrova, E., and Layzer, C. Increasing the efficacy of an early mathematics curriculum with scaffolding designed to promote self-regulation. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, IES (Institute of Educational Sciences) (48 months; $3,048,697, with an effective date of 6/1/2008), Grant No. R305A080200. Ends 5/31/2012.

Presentations

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey's Conference, "Special Education/Mathematics - Preparing for State Standards and Assessments," December 3, 2008. Research on Mathematics Education for Students with Special Needs.

NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo, Dallas, TX, November 7, 2008. Report of the NRC Committee on Early Mathematics.

North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Greensboro, NC, October 30, 2008. Two sessions: The Building Blocks of Math and Interactive Panel: Engaging in and Reasoning about Important Mathematics.

NCTM Regional Conference, Cleveland, OH, October 26, 2008. The National Math Panel.

Keynote address, The Inaugural Hunter Institute on Young Children Conference, The College at Brockport, September 27, 2008, Brockport, NY. How young children learn: Encouraging early childhood math.

Clements, D. H. and Sarama, J. Conference for the Advancements of Mathematics Teaching, CAMT 2008: Steering Mathematics Towards Excellence, Dallas, TX, July 9, 2008. Teaching math: 7 successful strategies. (invited)

Clements, D. H. and Sarama, J. The 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), Monterrey, Mexico, July 7-13, 2008. Led Topical Study Group 1 and presented a paper, Scaling up Early Mathematics: The TRIAD Project.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., with Jaekyung Lee, Mary Elaine Spitler, Alissa Lange, and the TRIAD staff. Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 10-12, 2008. Scaling Up TRIAD: Teaching Early Mathematics for Understanding with Trajectories.

Alissa Lange, Julie Sarama, and Doug Clements. Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 10-12, 2008. The impact of an intensive PreK mathematics curriculum on emerging literacy and language skills.

Clements, D. H. and Sarama, J. NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, New Orleans, LA, June 8-10, 2008. A technology triad: scaling up with computers for teachers, children, and teacher trainers.

Clements, D. H. NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, New Orleans, LA, June 8-10, 2008. Giggles and gigabytes: can children's play thrive in a virtual world?

The Second International Curriculum Conference, Chicago, IL, May 4, 2008. Future curricular trends in geometry. (invited)

2007

Publications

Brown, C. S., Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2007). Thinking about learning trajectories in preschool. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14, 178-181.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Effects of a preschool mathematics curriculum: summative research on the Building Blocks project. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38 136-163.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2007). How children problem solve. Early Childhood Today, 21(7), 16-19.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [co-author with 8 colleagues]. (2007). Curriculum focal points for prekindergarten through grade 8 mathematics: A quest for coherence. Reston, VA: Author.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Einsatz von computern in amerikanischen Vor- und Grundschulen–En zwischenbericht [Using computers in American Kindergartens and primary schools: An interim report]. In H. Mitzlaff (Ed.), Internationales Handbuch: Computer (ICT), Grundschule, Kindeergarten and Neue Lernkultur (Vol. 1, pp. 251-259). Schneider Verlag Hohengehren: Baltmannsweiler.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Zur rolle des computers in der frühen mathematik in amerikanischen Kindergärten and grundschulen–Das projekt "Building Blocks for Early Childhood Mathematics" [The role of computers in American Kindergartens and primary schools: The Building Blocks for Early Childhood Mathematics project]. In H. Mitzlaff (Ed.), Internationales Handbuch: Computer (ICT), Grundschule, Kindeergarten and Neue Lernkultur (Vol. 2, pp. 538-546). Schneider Verlag Hohengehren: Baltmannsweiler.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Gold der narren?–"Fool's Gold"?–Kritische Bemerkungen zur kritik der Alliance for Childhood et al. [Fool's Gold? Critical Remarks about the critics from the Alliance for Childhood]. In H. Mitzlaff (Ed.), Internationales Handbuch: Computer (ICT), Grundschule, Kindeergarten and Neue Lernkultur (Vol. 2, pp. 740-748). Schneider Verlag Hohengehren: Baltmannsweiler.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Effects of a preschool mathematics curriculum: Summative research on the Building Blocks project. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38, 136-163.

Clements, D. H. (2007). Curriculum research: Toward a framework for 'research-based curricula'. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38, 35-70.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Mathematics. In R. S. New & M. Cochran (Eds.), Early Childhood Education: An international encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 502-509). Westport, CN: Praeger.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Curriculum, technology. In R. S. New & M. Cochran (Eds.), Early Childhood Education: An international encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 221-225). Westport, CN: Praeger.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Curriculum, mathematics. In R. S. New & M. Cochran (Eds.), Early Childhood Education: An international encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 193-198). Westport, CN: Praeger.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & McDonald, S.-K. (2007). Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) In R. S. New & M. Cochran (Eds.), Early Childhood Education: An international encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 455). Westport, CN: Praeger.

Clements, D. H. (2007). Curriculum research: Toward a framework for 'research-based curricula'. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38, 35-70.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). SRA Real Math Building Blocks Assessment PreK. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill.

Clements, Douglas H., and Julie Sarama. SRA Real Math Building Blocks Teacher's Resource Guide PreK. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Griffin, S., Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Number Worlds/Building Blocks: A prevention/intervention program: Teacher edition level A. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill (450 pages).

Griffin, S., Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). Number Worlds/Building Blocks: A prevention/intervention program: Teacher edition level B. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2007). SRA Real Math, PreK-Building Blocks. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill.

Clements, D.h., & Samara, J. (2007). Early Childhood mathematics learning. In F.K. Lester, Jr. (Ed.), Second handbook on mathematics teaching and learning(pp.461-555). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Presentations

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2007, October). Curriculum Focal Points and Research. Presentation at the Western New York Regional Mathematics Conference, Clarence, NY.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2007, October). Real Math. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC .

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2007, October). The Building Blocks of Math Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC .

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2007, October). Number Worlds and Building Blocks Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC .

Clements, D.H. (2007, June). Evidence-based and intentional use of new technology in early learning. Symposium at NAEYC's Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Sarama, Clements, Carmen Brown, and Susan Block (2 ECE doctoral students), NYS Association for the Education of Young Children, Westchester, NY, May 4, 2007. The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics and The Building Blocks mathematics project: Evaluating a research-based preschool mathematics curriculum in low- and mixed-income communities.

Julie Sarama and Doug Clements, The Conference for the Advancement of Math Teaching Annual Conference, Houston, TX, July 19-July 20, 2007, The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics: Scaling Up Curriculum and Professional Development.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2007. Sarama and Clements, organizers and presenters: How Should Preschoolers Spend Their Day? Integration and Conflicts Across Developmental Areas: Objectives and Educational Importance; Research and NCTM's "Curriculum Focal Points". Sarama, Clements, and Liu: Development of a Measure of Early Mathematics Achievement Using the Rasch Model.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2007, March). Rethinking concrete manipulatives and concrete ideas. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Sarama and Clements, The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, March, 2007. Symposium/paper: Concreteness and Cognitive Development: New Perspectives on a Classic Developmental Issue.

Sarama and Clements, The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, March, 2007. Fostering Development Among Teachers and Children in Literacy, Math, Science and Social Development.

Sarama and Clements, The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, March, 2007. Effects of Early Childhood Interventions on Children's School Readiness: Findings From an Evaluation Study of Preschool Curricula.

Clements, Sarama and Liu: The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, March, 2007. Development of a Measure of Early Mathematics Developmental Progressions Using the Rasch Model.

The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. NCTM's Curriculum Focal Points.

The 85th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. NCTM's Curriculum Focal Points and Curricula in Early Childhood.

Mary Elaine Spitler, Sarama, Clements (LAI Doctoral Student, Project Director of TRIAD): The 85th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. Powerful representations of mathematics for early childhood.

Research Presession of the 85th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. Research and the Curriculum Focal Points.

The 85th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. Representing math ideas: Learning trajectories for young children and their teachers.

The 85th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2007. Curriculum Focal Points and Curricula in Early Childhood.

Presentation, New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics 44th Annual Spring Conference in Concord, NH, March 12, 2007. Number sense.

Keynote, Waterford Research Institute, Best Practices Conference, Feb. 21, 2007. Best practices in mathematics education for young children.

Presentation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Regional Conference, Dallas, TX, Feb. 7, 2007. The Curriculum Focal Points.

Presentation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Regional Conference, Seattle, WA, January 10, 2007. The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics Education.

Presentation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Regional Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, January 8-10, 2007. NCTM's Curriculum Focal Points.

Service for National Professional Organizations

"Emerging Issues" Committee, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2007.

President's National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP), April, 2007. (news article)

Grants

Barrett, Jeffrey, Clements, D. H., and Sarama, J. A Longitudinal Account of Children's Knowledge of Measurement. Awarded by the National Science Foundation, Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Science Education, Research on Educational Policy and Practice. 8/15/2007-9/31/2011. (48 months; $2,786,504; UB's portion $604,049, $114,601 for year 1).

2006

Awards

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York, 2006.

Publications

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006, November/December). Books that build math skills. Early Childhood Today, 21, 20.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2006, October). Your child's mathematical mind. Parent & Child, 30-39.

Schielack, Jane F., Beckman, Sybilla, Charles, Randall I., Clements, Douglas H., Duckett, Paula B., Fennell, Francis (Skip), Lewandowski, Sharon L., Treviño, Charles A., and Zbiek, Rose Mary (2006). Curriculum focal points for prekindergarten through grade 8 mathematics: A quest for coherence. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006, September). Math and literacy: A powerful pair. Early Childhood Today, 21, 17.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2006, September). The number-letter connection. Parent & Child, 22.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006). Mathematics in kindergarten. Young Children, 61(5), 38-41.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006). Mathematics in kindergarten. In D. F. Gullo (Ed.), K today (pp. 85-94). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006). Mathematics in kindergarten. In D. Gullo (Ed.), K today: Teaching and learning in the kindergarten year (pp. 85-94). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Sarama, J. & Clements, D. H. (2006). Introducing geometry to young children. Early Childhood Today, 20(7), 12-13.

Barrett, J. E., Clements, D. H., Klanderman, D., Pennisi, S.-J., & Polaki, M. V. (2006). Students' coordination of geometric reasoning and measuring strategies on a fixed perimeter task: Developing mathematical understanding of linear measurement. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 37, 187-221.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006). Mathematics, young students, and computers: Software, teaching strategies and professional development. The Mathematics Educator, 9(2), 112-134.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2006). Teaching math: A place to start. Early Childhood Today, 20(4), 15.

Grants

Clements, D. H., and the GSE Video Analysis Collaborative. Transforming SimpleCommenter into a Power Video Analysis Tool for Research and Teaching. Awarded by the ETC, University of Buffalo, SUNY ($10,000, 7/1/2006).

Presentations

Presentation, Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, Jamesburg, NJ, December 14, 2006. Pedagogical Strategies that Promote Equity in Mathematics.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2006, November). Research and practice in the Building blocks project: Including and engaging all children in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.

Keynote, PreK/K Leadership Institute, California Department of Education and the California Reading and Literature Project, in collaboration with the UCI/California Science and Math Projects, University of California, Irvine, CA. Nov. 4, 2006. Mathematics for young children.

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State 56th Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 26-28, 2006. Curriculum focal points in early mathematics - What is important for children of every age?

Keynote, Second Biennial Children's Conference "Best Practices to Next Practices: Promoting the Well Being of Children and Families in Urban America" co-hosted by Wayne State University's Children's Bridge and Children's Hospital of Michigan. September 28-29, 2006. The building blocks of early mathematics.

Presentation to President Bush's National Math Panel, Boston, MA. Curriculum Focal Points.

The Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8-11, 2006. Research and practice in the Building Blocks project: Including and engaging all children in mathematics.

Keynote, Georgia State Math Conference, Rock Eagle, GA, October 19-21, 2006. Building Blocks of mathematics.

Keynote, NCTM Regional Conference (Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey), Atlantic City, NJ, Oct. 19-20, 2006.

Keynote, Georgia Mathematics Conference, Rock Eagle, GA. Mathematics software for early and elementary education.

NCTM Regional Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October, 19, 2006. The building blocks of early mathematics education.

The Conference for the Advancement of Math Teaching Annual Conference, Houston, TX, July 19-July 20, 2006, The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics: Scaling Up Curriculum and Professional Development. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenidas de las Americas.

Institute of Educational Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June, 2006. Poster: Scaling Up the Implementation of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Curriculum: Teaching for Understanding with Trajectories and Technologies. (with Julie Sarama)

Institute of Educational Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June, 2006. Poster: Curriculum Research: Toward a Framework for "Research-based Curricula."

Institute of Educational Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June, 2006. Poster: Scaling Up TRIAD: Teaching Early Mathematics for Understanding with Trajectories and Technologies. (with Julie Sarama and Jaekyung Lee)

Institute of Educational Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 14-16, 2006. Plenary session: Lessons learned from scale-up research. (with Julie Sarama)

NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Antonio, TX, June 5-7, 2006. NCTM's Curriculum Focal Points.

NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Antonio, TX, June 5-7, 2006. Focusing on outcomes: How do I teach math, literacy and social emotional all at the same time?

Keynote address, Annual Graduate Conference in Education at Brock University, May 6, 2006, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Conflicts and Resolutions in Research-based Curricula: Past Disappointments and Future Hopes?

Research Presession of the 84th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, April, 2006. Randomized Trials in Mathematics Education Research (organizers and presenters).

The 84th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, April, 2006. Research-based technology: Software for early and primary education.

The 84th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, April, 2006. Prekindergarten math for disadvantaged children: Research on Building Blocks.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Experimental Evaluation of the Effects of Research-Based Preschool Mathematics Curricula.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Randomized Trials in Curriculum Research: The Case of Mathematics.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Scaling Up the Implementation of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Curricula: A Program Evaluation.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Discussant on: Supporting Developmental Progress from Birth to 12 Years: Standards-Based Observational Assessments Informing Practice in California.

The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006. Discussant on: New Perspectives on the Role of Concreteness in Cognitive Development and Early Education.

Presentation at the Finding Common Ground in K12 Mathematics Education conference, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, March
2-5, 2006. Curriculum Focal Points: PreK-2.

Presentation at the National Science Foundation's Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC, Feb. 27-28, 2006. Curriculum Research: A Framework for Research-based Curricula.

Appointments

Doug Clements was selected as a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' "Curriculum Focal Points" Committee, 2005-2006. He is one of only 9 people across the U.S., developing a document to specify what mathematics should be taught at each grade level, and the writer of the PreK-grade 2 document.

2005

Publications

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2005). How children "Think math". Early Childhood Today, 20(2), 11.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005, October). How children "Think math". Parent & Child, 25.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005). Young children's abstract mathematical thinking. Hong Kong Journal of Early Education, 4(1), 5-10.

Gerber, S., Scott, L., Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005). Instructor influence on reasoned argument in discussion boards. Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(2), 25-39.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005). Math play: How young children approach math. Early Childhood Today, 19(4), 50-57.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005). Math play. Parent & Child, 12(4), 36-45.

Clements, D.H. and others. (2005). Going from knowledge to practice (pp. 13-20). In A. Beatty, Rapporteur, Mathematical and scientific development in early childhood. Washington, DC: National Research Council, The National Academies Press.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2005). Young children and technology: What's appropriate? In W. Masalski & P. C. Elliott (Eds.), Technology-supported mathematics learning environments: 67th yearbook (pp. 51-73). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Presentations

Doug Clements & Julie Sarama presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC, Dec. 6-10,2005. Longitudinal study of Pre-K mathematics. Paper, component of the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Project. With the entire national cohort group.

Invited by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) to present "Numeracy and Beyond: Mathematical Foundations," at a conference, Numeracy and Health: Basic and Applied Perspectives, North Bethesda, MD, December, 2005.

National Math Symposium, Edutopia, Skywalker Ranch, CA, October 21, 2005. Technology and Mathematics. (invited)

Graduate School of Education's Continuing Professional Education Breakfast Lecture Series (K-12). Thursday, October 20, 2005, Buffalo, NY. Scaling up successful educational interventions.

Scholastic Early Childhood Summit, New York, NY, October 7 2005. Literacy and Mathematics. (invited)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Northeast Regional Conference Hartford, CN, October 6, 2005.Early Childhood Mathematics: Play, Assessment, and Instruction.

PBS Summer Institute, Washington, DC, Aug. 8-9, 2005.
Keynote: Technology in Preschool - Past, Present, and Future.
Second presentation: Technology and Mathematics.

Keynote, Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, Somerset, NY, October 15, 2004. Lessons from Research. (invited)

Key consultant to the California Department of Education on California Preschool Content Standards in Mathematics. Presentations and advisory board meetings, Berkeley, CA, 2005-present.

Keynote, the California Math Summit, Santa Monica, CA, January 15, 2005. Mathematics Research Implications.

The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, April 2005. Symposium/paper: Curricula As Intervention: Preliminary Results From the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) Program: National and Site Specific Data.

The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, April 2005. Symposium/paper: Curricula As Intervention: Results From Randomized Control Trials.

The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, April 2005. Electronic Poster: Effects of a Research-Based Preschool Mathematics Curriculum.

The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, April 2005. Poster: A hypothetical learning trajectory in practice: Young children's composition of geometric figures.

The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, April 2005. Symposium/discussant: Promoting Preschool Mathematical Development in Low Income Children

Research Presession of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Anaheim, CA, April, 2005. Closing the Gap: Interventions in Early Childhood Mathematics Education. With J. Sarama (organizers and presenters).

The 83rd Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Anaheim, CA, April, 2005. PreK Mathematics Across Diverse Settings-Issues of Scaling Up. With J. Sarama.

Appointments

Doug Clements was asked to be one of 8 members of the NCTM's Curriculum Focal Points Writing Group (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Doug Clements served on the Planning Committee for the workshop, and contributed to the authorship of the resulting book: National Research Council. (2005). Mathematical and scientific development in early childhood. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Douglas H. Clements was invited to be a member, Title I Mathematics Collaboration Steering Committee, U.S. DOE's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. He presented a talk at the initial meeting of this Committee, "Early Mathematics Research," Washington, DC, Dec. 7, 2004.

2004

Publications

Clements, D. H., J. Sarama, DiBiase, A-M. (2004). Engaging young children in mathematics: Standards for early childhood mathematics education. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Clements, D. H. (2004). Perspective on "The Child's Thought and Geometry." In Carpenter, T. P., Dossey, J. A., & Koehler, J. L. (Eds.)., Classics in mathematics education research (p. 60).. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Clements, D. H., Wilson, D. C., & Sarama, J. (2004). Young children's composition of geometric figures: A learning trajectory. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6, 163-184.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Learning trajectories in mathematics education. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6, 81-89.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (Eds.). (2004). Hypothetical learning trajectories [Special issue]. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6(2).

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Building Blocks for early childhood mathematics. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19, 181-189.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Building Blocks for early childhood mathematics. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19, 181-189.

Sarama, J., and Clements, D., (2004). Thinking big! How math builds abstract-thinking skills. Parent & Child, 11(5), 36-46.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Mathematics everywhere, every time. Teaching Children Mathematics, 10, 421-426.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Building abstract thinking through math. Early Childhood Today, 18(5), 34-41.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (Eds.). (2004). Learning trajectories in mathematics education [Special issue]. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6(2).

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Learning trajectories in mathematics education. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6, 81-89.

Clements, D. H., Wilson, D. C., & Sarama, J. (2004). Young children's composition of geometric figures: A learning trajectory. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6, 163-184.

Presentations

Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama; two doctoral students, Mary Ellen Bardsley and Robin O'Dell; and one Masters student, Carmen Brown, finished a series of 4 of the following:
Series of presentations with following up workshops for the Early Childhood Learning Institute, Washington, DC, 2004.

Presentation and Advisory Board Member, Title I Math Steering Committee, OESE: Mathematics and Science Partnerships, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, December 10, 2004. Curriculum Research.

Presentation, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Southeast Regional Conference New Orleans, November 3-6, 2004. Early Childhood Mathematics.

Keynote for the Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 30, 2004. Geometry.

SUNY Training Strategies, Math: What's Play Got to Do with It?, a videoconference delivered by satellite to 5,000 child care providers at sites throughout NYS, June 24, 2004, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform Annual meeting on Comprehensive School Reform, Washington, DC, June 29, 2004. Curriculum Research in a CSR Context. (invited)

Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children. Math for Early Childhood Educators. Los Angeles, CA, May 2-3, 2004.

Keynote, National Research Council's workshop on Mathematical and Scientific Development in Early Childhood, Washington, DC, March 22, 2004. Research in Early Childhood Mathematics. (invited)

Standards Committee, New York State Education Dept. Research on Early Childhood Mathematics, Albany, NY, March 17, 2004.

Keynote, The 2nd Annual Keefe-Bruyette Symposium on Early Learning. Mathematical Thinking in Young Children, Hartford, CT, March 15, 2004. (invited)

Keynote, Texas Association of Administrators and Supervisors of Programs for Young Children. Building Blocks of Early Childhood Mathematics, Austin, TX, Feb. 27, 2004. (invited)

2003

Publications

Barrett, J. E., & Clements, D. H. (2003). Quantifying length: Children's developing abstractions for measures of linear quantity in one-dimensional and two-dimensional contexts. Cognition and Instruction, 21, 475-520

Clements, D. H. and J. Sarama (2003). "Young children and technology: What does the research say?" Young Children, 58(6), 34-40.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Swaminathan, S., & McMillen, S., & González Gómez, R. M., (2003). Development of mathematical concepts of two-dimensional space in grid environments: An exploratory study. Cognition and Instruction, 21, 285-324.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2003). Strip mining for gold: Research and policy in educational technology—A response to "Fool's Gold". Educational Technology Review, 11(1). Retrieved from www.aace.org/pubs/etr/issue4/clements2.pdf.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2003). Building Blocks of early childhood mathematics. Teaching Children Mathematics, 9, 480-484.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2003). Creative pathways to math. Early Childhood Today, 17(4), 36-45. [invited]

Clements, D. H. (2003). Math: A civil right. Early Childhood Today, 17(4), 4. [invited]

Schiller, P., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). DLM early childhood express. Teacher's Edition A. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill. (324 pages)

Schiller, P., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). DLM early childhood express. Teacher's Edition B. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill. (324 pages)

Schiller, P., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). DLM early childhood express. Teacher's Edition C. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill. (324 pages)

Schiller, P., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). DLM early childhood express. Teacher's Edition D. Columbus, OH: SRA/McGraw-Hill. (324 pages)

Presentations

NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Miami Beach, FL, June 5-8, 2003. Closing the gap in early math: Research shows that curriculum matters.

NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Miami Beach, FL, June 5-8, 2003. Title I/Math Collaboration-Breakout Session Title (with the U.S. DOE's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education)

2002

Grants

Starkey, Prentice, Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., and Klein, A. A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Curriculum on Low-Income Children's Mathematical Knowledge. Awarded by OERI, Department of Education (Sarama is PI at UB. Full grant 48 months; $2,607,653 (FY 2002, $688,348) for the entire effort; $1,065,663 for UB's portion, with an effective date of 07/15/02.).

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Klein, A., & Starkey, Prentice. Scaling Up the Implementation of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Curricula: Teaching for Understanding with Trajectories and Technologies. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF, as part of the Interagency Educational Research Initiative, or IERI program, a combination of NSF, DOE, and NIH) (24 months; $$999,672, with an effective date of 9/15/02).

Publications

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2002). Mathematics curricula in early childhood. Teaching Children Mathematics, 9, 163-166.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & DiBiase, A. (2002). Preschool and Kindergarten Mathematics: A National Conference. Teaching Children Mathematics, 5, 510-514.

Clements, D. H., & Battista, M. T. (2002). Constructivist learning and teaching. In D. L. Chambers (Ed.), Putting research into practice in the elementary grades (pp. 6-8). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Battista, M. T., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Using spatial imagery in geometric reasoning. In D. L. Chambers (Ed.), Putting research into practice in the elementary grades (pp. 174-178). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Clements, D. H., & McMillen, S. (2002). Rethinking "concrete" manipulatives. In D. L. Chambers (Ed.), Putting research into practice in the elementary grades (pp. 252-263). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Battista, M. T., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Constructing geometric concepts in Logo. In D. L. Chambers (Ed.), Putting research into practice in the elementary grades (pp. 279-281). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Clements, D. H. (2002). Computers in early childhood mathematics. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 3 (2), 160-181.

Clements, D. H. (2002). Linking research and curriculum development. In L. D. English (Ed.), Handbook of international research in mathematics education (pp. 599-636). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Learning and teaching with computers in early childhood education. In O. N. Saracho, & B. Spodek (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives in early childhood education (pp. 171-219). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Building Blocks for young children's mathematical development. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 27 (1 & 2), 93-109.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Design of microworlds in mathematics and science education. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 27 (1 & 2), 1-5.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Dr. Ann-Marie DiBiase (who successfully defended her dissertation [LAI early childhood program] on April 25, 2002). (2002). Preschool and kindergarten mathematics: A national conference. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8, 510-514.

Clements, M. A., Copple, C., & Hyson, M. (Eds.). (2002). Early childhood mathematics: Promoting good beginnings. A joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (revised ed.). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children/National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & DiBiase, A.-M. (2002). Preschool and kindergarten mathematics: A national conference. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8, 510-514.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002). Learning and teaching with computers in early childhood education. In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education (pp. 171-219). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Clements, D. H. (2002). Linking research and curriculum development. In L. D. English (Ed.), Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education (599-636). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & DiBiase, A-M. (2002, February/March). A learning continuum in geometry. Intersection. 1-3.

Clements, D. H., & DiBiase, A-M (2002, January). Using a learning continuum. Intersection. 1-3.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2002). The role of technology in early childhood learning. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8, 340-343.

Presentations

Clements, D. H. (2002, March). Prekindergarten learning and development guidelines: mathematics (session 3). California Department of Education. Keynote presentation at a videoconference received by over 200 sites throughout the state of California.

Clements, D. H. (2002, April). Research presession of the 80th annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Las Vegas, NV. (mentoring session for new researchers)

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2002, April). Building blocks: Play, manipulatives, and computers for preK-2 mathematics. Paper presented at the 80th annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Las Vegas, NV.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002, April). The use of learning trajectories in curriculum development and research. Research presession of the 80th annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Las Vegas, NV. (organizers and presenters)

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002, June). Research on early childhood mathematics: Building blocks. Head Start's 6th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2002, July). Building Blocks: Research-based early childhood mathematics curricula. Keynote presentation at the Defining Quality in Early Mathematics Education Conference, sponsored by Rutgers University and Teachers College, Columbia University, and supported by the Carnegie Corporation, New Brunswick, NJ.

Clements, D. H. (2002, June). Math for young minds. Invited presentation at the Scholastic Early Childhood Advisory Board Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Sarama, J., (LAI doctoral student) David C. Wilson, & Clements, D. H. (2002, April). Geometric composition and decomposition in the early years. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., (LAI doctoral students) David C. Wilson, Mary Elaine Spitler, & Raji Suresh (2002, April). Evaluation and comparison of four geometric turn interfaces. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

2001

Grants

Sarama, J. & Clements, D. H. [Research portion of materials development grant, in conjunction with Paul Goldenberg and others as EDC]. Learning by doing: a comprehensive K-5 mathematics curriculum for children and for their teachers. Awarded by the National Science Foundation, Instructional Materials Development (Sarama was PI at UB. Full grant 48 months; $5,000,000 for the entire effort; $372,000 for UB's portion, with an effective date of 06/01/01.).

Publications

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2001). Pattern blocks and mini-quilts. Salem, OR: Math Learning Center.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2001). Quilts and pattern block puzzles. Salem, OR: Math Learning Center.

Clements, D. H., Battista, M. T., & Sarama, J. (2001). Angles. In L. S. Grinstein & S. I. Lipsey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education (pp. 27-30). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Lindquist, M. M., & Clements, D. H. (2001). Geometry must be vital. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7, 409-415.

Clements, D. H., & (doctoral student) DiBiase, A-M. (2001). Guidelines for early childhood mathematics: Continuing the conversation. Intersection, 1, 7-11.

Clements, D. H., & Battista, M. T. (2001). Length, perimeter, area, and volume. In L. S. Grinstein & S. I. Lipsey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education (pp. 406-410). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Clements, D. H., Battista, M. T., & Sarama, J. (2001). Logo and geometry. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Monograph Series, 10 (177 pages).

Clements, D. H. (2001). Mathematics in the preschool (link in PDF). Teaching Children Mathematics, 7, 270-275.

Clements, D. H., Malloy, C. E., Moseley, L. G., & Silbey, R. (2001). McGraw-Hill Mathematics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Clements, D. H. (2001). On math, music, and more. Early Childhood Today, 15 (4), 46.

Clements, D. H. (2001). [Review of] Piggy's Birthday Present. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7, 441.

Clements, D. H., & DiBiase, A-M. (2001, June). Reflecting on our synergistic work. Intersection, 6-8.

Battista, M. T., Mikusa, M., & Clements, D. H. (2001). Space geometry, instruction. In L. S. Grinstein & S. I. Lipsey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education (pp. 665-668). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Presentations

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2001, November). Building blocks and math makers software (Invited). Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Copple, C. (2001, November). NAEYC and NCTM on best practices in mathematics with young children (Refereed). Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Copple, C. (2001, November). What should early childhood mathematics be? Findings from a national conference (Refereed). Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2001, October). Math and computers in early childhood teacher education (Keynote Address). National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Anaheim, CA.

Clements, D. H. (2001, August). Computers support algebraic thinking (Invited). National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Institute, NCTM Academy for Professional Development.

Clements, D. H. (2001, July). NCTM standards-the kindergarten connection, Teaching what counts: Math in kindergarten, and Computing in kindergarten (Invited). SDE's National Kindergarten Conference, Orlando, FL.

Clements, D. H. (2001, July). Math and technology in ECE (Keynote Address). Electronic Education National Conference, West Palm Beach, FL

Clements, D. H. (2001, July). Teaching what counts and Math and technology in the early years (Invited). DLM Summer Institute.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2001, June). Engaging young children in mathematics: The Conference on Standards for Preschool and Kindergarte Mathematics Education. NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Washington, DC.

Clements, D. H. (2001, June). Standards for early childhood professional development (Invited Panel Member). NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional
Development, Washington, DC.

Clements, D. H. (2001, May). Math and technology in the early years and Math concepts throughout the day (Invited). Spring New England Head Start Conference, North Conway, NH.

Clements, D. H. (2001, May). Prekindergarten learning and development guidelines: Mathematics (session 3) (Keynote). California Department of Education (Videoconference received by over 200 sites throughout the state of California).

Clements, D. H. (2001, May). Teaching what counts (Keynote). Spring New England Head Start Conference, North Conway, NH.

Clements, D. H., & Colleagues, Four Other (2001, April). A closer look at Principles and Standards: Ideas into action pre-k-2 (Invited). 79th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL.

Clements, D. H., DiBiase, A., & Sarama, J. (2001, April). Linking research and the early childhood mathematics standards of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (Refereed). 79th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2001, April). Research-based standards for pre-k-2 mathematics: Findings from a national conference (Research Presession). 79th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL.

Clements, D. H., & Colleagues, Four Other (2001, April). What are some of the ways in which technology affects learning in the area of early and middle school geometry? (Research Presession). 79th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL.

2000

Grants

Additional Funding for "Conference on Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Mathematics Education," ExxonMobil, $46,200 (February 2000 Bulletin).

Publications

Clements, D.H., & DiBiase, A.M. (2000, August). Conference on standards: A successful collaboration. Interface, 5-8.

Clements, D. H., & Battista, M.T. (2000). Developing effective software. In E. Kelly & R. A. Lesh (Eds.), Handbook of innovative research design in mathematics and science education (pp. 761-776). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D. H. (2000). The earliest geometry (link in PDF). Teaching Children Mathematics, 7 (2), 82-86.

Clements, D. H. (2000). [Review of] Fizz and Martina's math adventures series: Buddies for life. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7 (2), 117-118. (software review)

Clements, D. H. (2000). From exercises and tasks to problems and projects: Unique contributions of computers to innovative mathematics education. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 19, 9-47.

Battista, M. T., & Clements, D. H. (2000). Mathematics curriculum development as a scientific endeavor. In E. Kelly & R. A. Lesh (Eds.), Handbook of innovative research design in mathematics and science education (pp. 737-760). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2000). Predicting pattern blocks on and off the computer. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6, 458-462.

Clements, D.H., et.al. (2000). Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Sarama, J., & Clements, D.H. (2000). Standards for preschoolers (link in PDF). Teaching Children Mathematics, 7 (1), 38-41.

Clements, D.H., & Burns, B. A. (2000). Students' development of strategies for turn and angle measure. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 41, 31-45.

Clements, D. H. (2000). Technology, mathematics, and the young children. New England Mathematics Journal, 32 (2), 28-38.

Clements, D. H. (2000). Translating lessons from research into mathematics classrooms: Mathematics and special needs students. Perspectives, 26 (3), 31-33.

Clements, D. H. (2000). We need integrated research and software development. Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 22 (3 & 4), 179-183.

Clements, D.H., & Sarama, J. (2000). Young children's ideas about geometric shapes. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6, 482-488.

Presentations

Clements, D. H. (2000, December). Mathematics for the youngest child: Big ideas for little children (Keynote Address). National Head Start Child Development Institute, Washington, DC.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2000, November). The new pre-school to grade 2 math standards and building blocks: Activities that meet the goals. Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.

Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2000, November). Technology and young children: Research and best practices using the tools of technology to benefit children from birth through age 8. Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.

Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Dibiase, A. (2000, September). Report from the Conference on Early Childhood Mathematics Standards (Invited Address). ExxonMobil Annual Conference, Falls Church, VA.

Clements, D.H. (2000, July). Computing in Kindergarten and Teaching what Counts: Math in Kindergarten. Third Annual New York State Kindergarten Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Clements, D.H., Sarama, J., & Spitler, M.E. (2000, June). Professional Development in Early Childhood Mathematics: Meeting the Challenge of Standards 2000. Ninth Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA.

Clements, D.H. (2000, May). Math and Technology in Early Childhood (Keynote Address). The Year 2000 High/Scope International Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.

Sarama, J., Clements, D.H., & Rothenberg, L. (2000, April). Composition of geometric figures by young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Appointments

Doug Clements (LAI) has been appointed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to lead a committee to write a joint position paper between the NCTM and the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) on mathematics for young children. (December 2000 Bulletin)

Julie Sarama (LAI) and Doug Clements (LAI) are editing the "Early Childhood Corner" for Teaching Children Mathematics for the next two years (December 2000 Bulletin).

Conferences Organized

Doug Clements (LAI) has coordinated a national conference on standards for preschool and kindergarten mathematics education held May 14-17, 2000.

1999

Publications

Clements, D.H., Swaminathan, S., Zeitler Hannibal, M.A., & Sarama, J. (1999). Young Children's Concepts of Shape (link in PDF). Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 30, 2, 192–212.