Press Releases

Kids Education for Number Sense Introduces 2 New Classroom Kits Customized for Pre-School and Kindergarten Learning – SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – JUNE 26, 2013 – Young People’s Press today announced that it has added two new classroom kits created specifically for pre-school and kindergarten education to its collection of Kids Education for Number Sense (KENS Math) programs. The KENS Math Pre-School Kit and Small Group Kit include lesson plans, manipulatives and fun math games that focus on developing the key skills for number sense and math readiness. For the first time, KENS Math kits and products are now available for purchase through Redleaf Press and Christianbook.com. Read full Press Release.

Kids’ Education for Number Sense Named District Administration Magazine 2012 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product – SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DEC. 11, 2012 – The Kids’ Education for Number Sense (KENS Math) curriculum has been selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product from more than 1,000 product nominations. Winners were selected by the editors of District Administration magazine and were based upon both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions. Read full Press Release.

Dickinson ISD Implements New Kids’ Education for Number Sense Math Program for All PreK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students  SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – AUG. 2, 2012 – Dickinson ISD will implement a new supplementary math program this fall for all pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students that teaches students the most essential skill of early mathematics – number sense. The new program, called Kids’ Education for Number Sense (KENS Math), will be introduced to help prepare teachers and students for the more rigorous goals of the new math TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills) scheduled to roll out in 2014. Read full Press Release.

New Supplemental Math Curriculum KENS Math Helps Children Develop Essential Skill of Number Sense and Increase Math Focus in Early Childhood Education – SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – APRIL 30, 2012 – A child’s math skills in pre-school and kindergarten are a primary indicator of his or her overall academic success. Yet, research shows that less than 2.5 percent of each school day is spent on teaching young learners mathematics. Today, Young People’s Press introduced Kids’ Education for Number Sense™ (KENS Math), the first supplemental math curriculum developed to teach pre-school, kindergarten and first grade students the most essential skill of early mathematics – number sense. Read full press release.

Math In the News

“Math Ability Tied to Communication Among Brain Regions”, PyschCentral, Aug. 30, 2012

“A Worksheet for Math-Phobic Parents”, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 29, 2012

“Preschool Provides Major Advantages to English-Learners, Study Says”, Education Week. Learning the Language Blog, May 2, 2012

Big Shifts Ahead for Math Instruction”, Education Week, April 23, 2012

Math Matters, Even for Little Kids”, Education Week, March 27, 2012

Teaching Little Fingers New Math Tricks”, The New York Times, March 31, 2011

Number Sense – Right Now!”, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics News Bulletin, March 2008

Manipulatives: More Than a Special Education Intervention, NCTM News Bulletin, November 2007