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
- Rescheduled: May Stern Math workshops The Stern Math workshops scheduled for May 2nd and 9th, 2020 at the Stephen Gaynor School have been postponed. We will reschedule for fall. Please watch this space or subscribe to our newsletter for updates! Read more →
- Registration now open for Stern Math workshops in May Register now for workshops at the Stephen Gaynor School in NYC, to be held Saturdays, May 2nd and May 9th, 2020: Register online here and see more information here! Read more →
- 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.
- Using two puppets, Mr. No and Mr. Yes, Catherine Stern playfully teaches children to shake hands.
- A child at Castle School in 1950, placing the 7-block into the early version of the Counting Board.
- Teacher works with children using the Counting Board.
- Children use the Number Track 1-20 to figure out what pairs with 12 to add up to 20.
- Children use the Number Track 1-20 to figure out what pairs with 16 to add up to 20.
- Child uses the Dual Board to show 47.
- Mr. Yes shakes hands. But Mr. No refuses! Catherine Stern playfully teaches the children to shake hands.
- 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.
"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