South Fayette Twp. Library’s award-winning Math Mites program for preschool-aged children develops an understanding of basic math concepts required for school readiness. Through a series of interactive activities, the program introduces children to 12 math concepts: counting beyond 10, subtracting one, size, tallying, shapes, number order, patterns, more or less, pairs and matching, sequencing, sets and time.
Math Mites uses Stuart Murphy's "Mathstart" picture books and multimedia materials to create an engaging program for children to learn valuable mathematical concepts through repetitive songs, flannel board activities, readings and hands-on and group activities.
In 2015, South Fayette Twp. Library's Math Mites program was awarded the Best Practices Award by the Pennsylvania Library Association for incorporating math into preschool literacy.
South Fayette Twp. Library’s program utilizes Stuart Murphy's "Mathstart" activities for preschool literacy.