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How to Teach Your Child to Solve Problems
Problem solving is part of everyday life. Algebra and geometry are primarily problem solving, as is most of mathematics. Mathematical problem solving is not about trying to remember the details of some long-forgotten lesson. Rather, problem solving starts when preschoolers assemble a jigsaw puzzle, where they practice trial and error while learning patience and perseverance. Specific techniques will be reviewed during the presentation.How Should We Teach Math to Our Little Ones?
Our Creator has endowed the tiny baby with the ability to recognize small quantities right from birth. We need to build on this ability by giving the child the name for the various quantities. This naming without counting, called subitizing, allows the child to see the parts and wholes simultaneously. Another way to help the child is teaching about the beauty of geometric shapes in our world. The mathematical path we choose for our children is critical for them to develop their fullest God-given potential.Teaching Math to Children with Special Needs
Children with learning disabilities do indeed have special needs. There are two important principles to keep in mind: these children must truly understand in order to remember and their brains tend to store information in pictures, not words. Therefore, the traditional approach of teaching mathematics using heavy doses of counting, flash cards, and rote memorizing does not work for them. Learn ways to minimize counting and concentrate on place value, strategies to teach the facts with visual pictures, and techniques for mastering the four operations.Fractions
Children often have difficulty with fractions because they think of fractions as part of a whole. What about 3/2? Fractions are easily shown with a linear model, which supports clear understanding. This fraction presentation will give you some concrete ways to teach this important topic, often referred to as the gateway to algebra.
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