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Why Learning Math is Important for Kids

Math is a subject that most students hate.

They feel the subject is more scary, boring, and frustrating.

But it is the most important subject in school as well as in daily life.

Why is the subject important?

Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills, and thinking strategies that are useful in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum.

It aids children in making sense of numbers, patterns, and shapes they see in their surroundings.

The subject also introduces them to the way of dealing with the data in this digital world and plays a critical role in the growth of children as successful learners.

Mathematics induces curiosity, fosters creativity, and provides children with skills they will need in life after school.

Parents should ensure that the subject should be given sufficient prominence.

In the classroom, some students find it hard to do the math problems at the same speed as their classmates.

They may need a little more time to understand the concept. They cannot be blamed for this.

Math is a subject that takes some time to grasp the concept.

This is where one-to-one can help the students.

This pandemic has made the students learn online.

So students can take advantage of online one-to-one classes offered by different institutions.

One-to-one classes allow them to ask any doubts they want, unlike the classroom where they feel shy.

Angle provides the best-personalized tuition for kids who find it difficult to cope with crowded classroom learning.

Contribution of math to other areas of the curriculum

Learning math is said to be important because of the application of the concepts to other areas of the curriculum.

Teachers should ensure that students don’t learn math just for the subject knowledge but to make them apply the concepts to other areas of the curriculum too.

Math is required in the other areas of the curriculum, for example:

  • In science experiments for collecting, organizing, and interpreting data
  • Analyze rainfall over a time period
  • Explore scientific facts like measuring temperature
  • To prove various laws of physics
  • To create artwork using proportions
  • In arts involving geometric shapes
  • To calculate the distance between two cities or countries
  • For the bar graph for comparing income levels, the population density of various countries

Learning math in early childhood helps in the development of computational skills and they develop an ability to understand problem solving and the principles of logic.

We can help the students to love the subject by asking them to get through the basics of math.

Teachers can find out the real weakness in a student and eliminate them.

Try to understand the aptitude of a child and let them select the subject for their high school accordingly.

After students have their own choices, parents cannot impose their ideas upon them.

The world needs different kinds of talent.

Let them become whatever they want to be.

Math in everyday life

Math is needed in the everyday life of students too.

They love having money to purchase things independently, so they need to identify and count money.

They want to know what time it is and how long the time to play.

The truth is children need to understand math to make sense of the world around them.

Math is an extremely useful subject in the real world.

Many of the events that take place around us are founded on scientific or mathematical principles.

Calculating a company’s profit and loss or measuring ingredients when cooking are examples of how math is used in our daily life.

The significance of early childhood education and its impact on future development, health, and well-being is widely known.

However many parents underestimate the importance of early mathematics learning and the benefits it provides.

It has been demonstrated that early exposure to foundational numeracy provides the critical building block for future exploration of mathematical concepts.

Angle provides one to one interactive learning programs, personalized according to each student’s requirement.

Learn the fundamental concept from qualified tutors.

About author

Ashique Muhammed

Head of Mathematics Department | Angle Belearn

For the past 12 years, Ashique has been a maths teacher. He leads mathematics department at Angle Belearn. With an A1 mark on both her 10th and 12th board exams, Ashique has an excellent academic record. Along with that, he achieved outstanding results in the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), the State Entrance Exam (KEAM), and the CUSAT entrance exam. With one-on-one instruction, he wants to make math simpler for every learner.

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