How to incorporate Mathematics in child’s daily life activities?
- 2 November 2022
“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” — Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator
Many people did not like mathematics as a child and many still don’t. Sometimes, the same attitude is passed on to the child. Your child’s phobia and unease can be changed to enjoy by creating love for Mathematics.
Children generally do not like Maths because they think that it is boring, based on repeated practices, and has its own complex language. With hands-on material during teaching practice to teach a concept will help to break the monotony and makes the topic interesting. Children will start learning Maths.
Can you imagine a world without Mathematics? From taking measurements, estimating the quantity and quality of clothes, choosing the color theme, estimating the cost and profit, while cooking, visiting banks and ATMs- Mathematics is omnipresent. Math is retained longer when it is infused with hands on activity, fun materials and lab activities where in logical and scientific reasoning also develops.
Training to apply mathematics in everyday life can be started at early age. Here are some ideas for parents based on different age groups:
At last I would like to end up by saying Mathematics is an essential discipline in today’s world. It is a powerful tool for understanding the world around us and our perspective of the important issues facing us as individuals, families, businesses, and nations. Math surrounds us; we see and use math skills and capabilities every day–from balancing our checkbooks to advertising agencies to doctors; from retailers to builders, lawyers and accountants.
Each one of us needs some level of specific mathematics knowledge, and should aspire as well as inspire to learn with every growing day.
Secondary- Maths Facilitator at Oakridge International School, Mohali