College of Education

Jessica Hardy Lab

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Math Books


In this project, we created children's books with math skills embedded in them.  We created 51 books, each designed to teach a specific skill related to counting, numerals, classification, shape and spatial sense, patterning, or measurement.  The books were designed to be used with the demonstration-practice procedure.  We conducted two single-case design studies to investigate the efficacy of an intervention using the children's books (one in Summer 2022 and one ongoing).



This project is a collaboration with Corey Peters, Ed.M. (UIUC early childhood special education graduate).



Hardy, J. K., & Peters, C. (Manuscript in preparation). Effects of math children’s books and systematic instruction on preschoolers’ early math skills.