Math educators share four ways parents can use counters, like candies or lego pieces, to lead ‘number talks’ that help kids develop an understanding of how numbers are related.
A wide range of animals seem to have a grasp of numbers – but humans hold the trump card.
A human knows that four cats, four apples and the symbol 4 all have one thing in common – the abstract concept of ‘four’. Now robots are catching up.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.