Research Supported Approach

Page A Day Math's approach to learning is supported by substantial research. Here is a list of some of the research that influenced the creation of the Page A Day Math Learning System. 

In Lillian Mongeau’s Early Math Matters: Top Research Discusses His Work, a study shows that early math skills are one of the best predictors of future success in both math and literacy. This study has become a cornerstone of the growing movement among early childhood educators to boost math instruction in preschool through 3rd grade.

Many books support the underlying structure of the Page A Day Math Learning System. Here are a few. 

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got that Way. Amanda Ripley


    1. Math Matters Even For Little Kids 
    2. Early Math Matters: Top Research Discusses His Work
    3. Math in the Early Grades: A predictor for Academic Success 
    4. School Readiness and Later Achievement 
    5. Math in the Early Years: A Strong Predictor for Later School Success
    6. Dr Clements Phd, Presents on Early Childhood Math Education to the White House
    7. Why Early Math Matters
    8. Surprising Impact of High School Math on Job Market Outcomes
    9. Will Studying Math Make Your Richer?
    10. ECE Consensus Letter for Researchers
    11. Results Again Raise Questions About Global Competitiveness of the US Educational System
    12. Why Do Kids Need To Learn Math Facts?
    13. No Math Gene: Learning Math Takes Practice
    14. Learning Math Early On is Important for Student Success
    15. Important Math Skills in Early Childhood
    16. Half of Americans think Young People Don’t Pursue STEM Because it is Too Hard
    17. School Principals Overwhelmingly Concerned About Children's Screen Time
    18. Spaced Repetition Promotes Efficient and Effective Learning: Policy Implications for Instruction
    19. Why Spaced Repetition Is Important To Learning And How To Do It
    20. The Value of Good Study Habits
    21. What Can The Nation Do to Shift Schools Out Of Neutral
    22. Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies that All Teachers Should Know
    23. How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent At Math
    24. Science In Early Childhood Classrooms
    25. Repetition and Child Development in Montessori Education
    26. The latest ranking of the top countries in math reading and science is out - and the US didn't crack the top 10. 
    27. U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries 
    28. No significant change in average mathematics score for fourth-graders compared to 2015
    29. Growth of Private Tutoring Services
    30. Math Scores Slide To A 20 Year Low (2018)
    31. Practice for Knowledge Acquisition (Not Drill and Kill)
    32. Why Early Math is Just as Important As Early Reading

    Research - About Tracing & Handwriting

    1. What We Lose With the Decline of Cursive
    2. What is Letter Formation and Why Is It Important?
    3. 7 Reasons Why Handwriting Matters (and Your School Should Teach It!)
    4. The Case for Handwriting
    5. The Effects of Using Visual Prompts Tracing and Consequences to Teach Two Preschool Students with Disabilities to Write Their Names
    6. The Importance of Teaching Handwriting