Math in the Mail
A collaborative between several local Intermediate School Districts has created a fun way to develop math skills in young children. Math in the Mail focuses on developing mathematical skills in three-year-old children by providing the tools needed in the home environment for parents, guardians, and other caregivers. Families enrolled in the Math in the Mail program receive a kit in the mail, 6 times per year (approx. every 8 weeks), which contains materials, resources, and instructions for several age-appropriate math activities.
The program is FREE to those who qualify. Math in the Mail is also available by subscription to those who don't meet the qualification guidelines for the free program. By enhancing pre-school aged children’s mathematical understanding and confidence, the Math in the Mail program is key to providing the foundational mathematics knowledge essential to children experiencing success in future STEM related content and careers.
To qualify for the FREE option, families must:
Live in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, or Saginaw County
Have a household income that is at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines
Have a three-year-old child in the household.
If you do not qualify for the free option, you can purchase either a half-year or a full-year subscription. Click here for the subscription enrollment form.
What do the math kits include?
Materials designed for hands-on play
Ideas for hands-on activities using the provided materials
Ideas for extension activities using items found in any home
‘Tools for Talking’, a guide on how to use the materials provided
Suggestions for parents and caregivers to engage children in mathematics
A description of how these activities help children learn
Where can families enroll?
Call 989-399-7415 to enroll over the phone
Home visiting partners, Head Start, and GSRP Preschool teachers and staff can help to enroll the families with whom they work
For more information, view the introductory video below!