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

  • Stern Math at 2018 Everyone Reading conference Temple Ary, Stern Math teacher trainer, will be presenting at the annual IDA conference, Everyone Reading: Success for students with dyslexia & LD. Her session, covering Stern Math and other methods, will be held Tuesday, March 6, from 12:10 to 1:20 PM. Look for it in your conference program as T-16: Hand to Mind: Memorable Math Models, […] Read more →
  • Seeking tutors for Stern Math (and other methods) Hi Everyone, We have been getting requests for tutors who are familiar with the Stern Structural Arithmetic way of teaching math. I am reaching out to see whether you would like to be on our list of tutors/remediators who can use Stern as well as other methods for helping children with math, either when they […] 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