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June 14, 2018

Small Groups Narrow Math Gap for Low-Income Kindergartners

young boy playing math gameIn a study for Brookings, Robin Jacob and Brian Jacob from the Youth Policy Lab, found that teaching low-income, minority kindergartners math in small group settings can help narrow the gap with their higher-income peers. “To date, there has been very little research about the effectiveness of small group math instruction in the early elementary school grades,” Jacob says. “This study demonstrates that well implemented, engaging, small group instruction in math has the potential to boost math achievement.”

Read more about this study at Futurity.