For school going child, Math skills are important Before going to school. The parent can teach them simple basic maths skills before going to school. Children can develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through everyday interactions. If a parent spends quality time with the child it is a very easy task.
Children need to have
· Ability to count verbally
· Understanding one-to-one correspondence (i.e., matching sets, or knowing which group has three and which has six)
· Understanding size, shape, and patterns
· Recognizing numerals
· Identifying more and less of a quantity
Demonstrate your child how numbers and counting apply to everyday life. Involve your child in counting activities . Tell your child to count items easily available in your house, for example how many Bananas are there in the basket. How many Apples are there in the Basket. Tell him to count the chairs of dinning table.
Children develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through everyday interactions. For example, Mother has two Books Father wants one book, after giving a book one Book is left with Mother. Here child can learn subtraction. Show your children how you can “add” to a group of objects by piling. Start with a pile of three coins and add two more to it . Ask your child to count how many coins are now.
Provide a set number of objects ten cookies and ask your child how many ways he or she can combine groups of cookies to make seven. She might create one group of six cookies, and one group of four. .Demonstrate your child how to make it seven by adding cookies.
Take help of shape-sorters. Talk with your child about each shape count the sides, describe the colours. Make your own shapes by cutting large shapes out of colored construction paper. Ask your child to “Show the circle” or “jump on the blue shape.”
Give the children a worksheet containing two groups ask them to identify which group is having more than the other. Keep 1 kg of sugar in one plate and ½ kg of sugar in another plate. Ask him to identify which plate contains more than the other.