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Why learn math?
The word “Mathematics” comes from the ancient Greek language. For thousands of years, people have been accumulating mathematical knowledge, i.e. knowledge about numbers, quantities and quantitative relationships.
Without such knowledge, the ancient Egyptians, for example, would not have been able to build their famous pyramids. Satellite launches, construction of motorways, weather forecast, simply would be impossible without mathematical calculations.
The moment a child is born, s/he finds herself in a world of numbers – height, weight, pulse, and so on. As the child grows up, she uses numbers to communicate – “I want two ice cream!” says a five years kid. Mathematics? Yes, math! The real arithmetic!
Mathematics encourages thinking, it teaches you to find new, unexpected solutions.
Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff may not be a math whiz but he is all in favor of kids learning math in school. Even though The Bombay High Court has urged all education boards to consider having mathematics as an optional subject for all school certificate examinations, Tiger Shroff has come forward to champion the cause of education.
The actor is now a Shiksha Superhero in a CSR initiative.
“I wish this suggestion of having mathematics as an optional subject had come when I was in school. I believe in holistic learning and education. We make a living by doing work to earn money and how do we take care of that money? Some amount of knowledge of mathematics is vital for that,” said Tiger on a lighter note.
Math vs. Maths
Math and maths are equally acceptable abbreviations of mathematics. The only difference is that math is preferred in the U.S. and Canada, and maths is preferred in the U.K., Australia, and most other English-speaking areas of the world.
Neither abbreviation is correct or incorrect. If you were raised in a part of the world where people say maths, then maths is correct for you, and the same is of course true of math. Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise.
Here are some Examples.
- Math is the strong suit of students at the Ward Elementary School, where 50 percent of third grade students scored “advanced.” [Boston Globe]
- Math professors are appalled at the lack of math skills they see in some education students … [Winnipeg Free Press]
- Apollo paid less than $100 million to acquire Carnegie Learning, a provider of computer-based math tutorials. [The Atlantic]
Outside North America
- It lasted a long 40 minutes, which is how I remember maths lessons. [Financial Times (U.K.)]
- But scratch below the surface and you’ll find the maths is seriously flawed. [Sydney Morning Herald]
- The Government has been under pressure from business and employer groups to boost standards in maths. [Irish Times]
Importance of Math Homework
The importance of math is known to teachers as well as parents of students. Although its an important subject, for years, Mathematics has been plaguing several students. However, the only way you can get better at the subject is by regularly doing your Math Homework.
Mathematics is the way to calculate or exactly describe amounts. And Math homework is the best way students can learn the principles of mathematics.
Math in the Initial Years
In the first years of school, math homework takes the form of simple additional and subtraction. These are skills that are simple enough that even a parent can help with math homework.
Addition and subtraction are basic to all forms of mathematics and will be used every day for the rest of the student’s life. Be it pocket money, or expenses at the movies, or any sort of budgeting, knowledge of math will definitely help.
Next comes multiplication and division, which in addition to adding and subtracting, gives you more control over the numbers. It makes the process of dealing with large amounts or numbers of repetitions of events much faster, in the long run.
More Uses of Basic Math
To be better at math, students need to learn multiplication tables, so these are definitely part of any homework. However, once you learn it, math becomes easier.
Mathematic calculations are used in nearly every form of business. So math homework will definitely pay off one day (in terms of better salary or becoming better at your profession).
Look for Practical Applications
Math homework is not going to be only about addition, subtraction, multiplication & division; over time it will increase in difficulty when percentages and decimals will be introduced in the curriculum.
However, if you’re a parent (and you were weak in the subject yourself), there’s really no need to panic.
Look for practical ways in which you can teach your child how to apply the concepts learnt in school. Hopefully, once you show the students some practical applications, they will remember it for the long term, and that really should be the objective of any math homework.
Addition Games & Worksheets for Kids
Addition is one of the basic operation in Maths! Addition games make learning to add fun for kids. Whether it’s simple addition, or adding four and five digit numbers (for grownups), or even fractions,…addition math games makes it interesting to learn math!
Children learn Addition quite naturally as soon as they learn to start counting, which happens when they are around kindergarten and first grade.
Later on, when children become more confident, they progress to counting with their fingers and then on in their heads.
Around, 4th and 5th grade level, they start adding decimals.
Addition Flash Cards
Flashcards is another way to make learning addition fun for kids. These can be used in fun ways to make addition more engaging to kids.
Addition activities are excellent learning tools that teachers and parent can use to keep their kids engaged and excited about math. It also reinforces the concept of addition.
You can also use Addition worksheets and make them do homework, but addition math games will always be fun for them.
Do you have any favorite addition games that you would like to share or suggest. If so, please feel free to share it below or contact us.
Subtraction Games & Worksheets for Kids
Subtraction is a basic operation in math. Subtraction games make it fun for your students to get engaged in learning math! If we can help keep their minds focused by adding some fun into learning, kids will learn to enjoy math and do a whole lot better at it.
Subtraction also comes quite naturally to children, once they learn to begin counting. During kindergarten and first grade, it is really important for kids to have the chance to work practically with their math.
In Subtraction, you have number you are subtracting from, and the number that is to be subtracted. The result is the answer to the subtraction problem.
Kids first understand addition and then they understand subtraction. When children are confident Subtracting practically, they can progress on to difficult exercises – number lines or counting back in their heads.
Usually, at 4th and 5th grade level, they start Subtracting decimals.
Subtraction Games for Kids
Here’s one game that you can play with your kid right away.
Say a child has 10 sweets. They give 3 to their teddy. How many do they have left? What if they gave another to their teddy? What if their teddy had 8 sweets, how many would be left for them?
Subtraction Flash Cards
Flashcards is another way to make learning subtraction fun. They can be used in fun ways to make subtraction more interesting to kids.
Kids will need to learn subtraction before they start learning important Math skills! You can also make use of Subtraction worksheets to practice more.
Do you have any favorite subtraction games that you would like to share or suggest. If so, please feel free to share it below or contact us.
Multiplication Games & Worksheets for Kids
Multiplication Games and activities make multiplying fun for kids! Once your kids have mastered counting from zero to 100, and learn to count in steps (skips) of 2, 5 and 10, they are ready to start multiplication.
Multiplication for Kids
Multiplication is a basic operation in Math and follows on naturally from counting in steps of different sizes.
Once children have understood what multiplication is, they are then ready to start learning their tables, learning to multiply by one or two digit numbers, and then applying their knowledge to solve problems.
At much higher grades, they are ready to start multiplying decimals.
Multiplication Games for Kids
For kids, multiplication is like an extension of addition, which they are already very familiar with.
So for example 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 becomes 2 four times or 2 x 4 (or 4 x 2).
Multiplication Flash Cards
Flashcards can be another way to make learning multiplication fun. They can be used in fun ways to make multiplication more engaging.
Multiplication worksheets help children go through their multiplication learning step-by-step, so that they learn it well, and become confident enough to move to the next level.
You can make your kids use Multiplication Worksheets to practice more.
Do you have any favorite multiplication games that you would like to share or suggest. If so, please feel free to share it below or contact us.
Division Games & Worksheets for Kids
Make learning division interesting to kids using Division games; these are great for mastering division math skills. So say good buy to all those old boring drills.
Division for Kids
Division is perhaps the most difficult of the four basic math operations. Kids need to understand division before they start formal work on dividing numbers.
Dividend: the number you need to divide.
Divisor: the number you will use to divide.
Quotient: the answer to the division problem.
Remainder: a leftover when the dividend could not be divided evenly.
Division Games for Kids
Here are some division games that you can play with your kids:
Sharing things out between people in your family or among cuddly toys is a great way to introduce child to division.
Putting counters into same-size groups is also another way to reinforce division as a model for both sharing and grouping.
Once your child learns to divide numbers by single digit, s/he can start dividing numbers by 2 digits.
Division Flash Cards
Flashcards is another way to make learning Division fun. They can be used in fun ways to make Division more engaging to children.
You can make your children practice more using division worksheets.
Having good multiplication skills is important to understand division better. If your child or student needs brushing up on ‘multiplication’, here are some fun multiplication games to help them out.
Do you have any favorite division games that you would like to share or suggest. If so, please feel free to share it below or contact us.
Maths Video Lessons
How to Choose Math Books for Kids
Most teachers and educators will tell you, there isn’t “the best” book, but rather a great selection of decent quality children math books. The important thing, when looking for math books for kids, is to look at the two following elements.
- The mathematical content should suit the child’s math level, and even exceed it (not by too much).
- The content should be interesting enough so the child enjoys going through it and solving the problems.
- Math books for kids should encourage observation, investigation, exploration, and discovery of patterns in math. Moreover, they should encourage creative thinking.
Originally posted 2015-09-14 01:44:10.