Stern Math is a hands-on approach to learning, one where students actively participate. Students contribute to their own education and through an intuitive, guided system they develop a concrete, as well as, an abstract understanding of mathematical principles while having fun.

News & Updates

  • Registration now open for summer 2019 teacher training! Register now for our Stern Math summer teacher training at the Parkside School in New York City. Part I runs Monday, July 15 – Wednesday, July 17 and Part II will be held and Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19. You may register for one part or both! Read more about the workshops and […] Read more →
  • Registration now open for summer teacher training! Register now for our Stern Math summer teacher training at the Parkside School in New York City. The two-part training runs July 16-18 and July 19-20 – register for one or both. Read more about the workshops and download the PDF registration form. Read more →

More Stern Math news and updates...

  • A child at Castle School in 1950, placing the 7-block into the early version of the Counting Board.
  • Children use the Number Track 1-20 to figure out what pairs with 12 to add up to 20.
  • Catherine Stern teaches numbers 1 to 10 using an early version of the Counting Board without the symbol guide. She invented the symbol guide a few years later.
  • Child uses the Dual Board to show 47.
  • Catherine Stern teaching with the Pattern Boards 1950 at Castle School which she set up and ran with Peggy Bassett Stern and Toni Gould. To the left of Catherine is her grandson, Fred Stern.
  • Children use the Number Track 1-20 to figure out what pairs with 16 to add up to 20.
  • Using two puppets, Mr. No and Mr. Yes, Catherine Stern playfully teaches children to shake hands.
  • Mr. Yes shakes hands. But Mr. No refuses! Catherine Stern playfully teaches the children to shake hands.
  • Teacher works with children using the Counting Board.
"I believe, that her (Catherine Stern's) idea is sound and would be of real value in the teaching of the elements of arithmetic."
—Professor Albert Einstein