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The Importance of Early Math Learning

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21 January 2021

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Your child’s early development paves and solidifies the foundation of their future development, health, and well-being.

However, the importance and advantages of developing early mathematical skills are not taken into consideration most of the time, despite the role it plays in laying the foundation for future critical reasoning.

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Research published in the European Journal of Psychology and Education has shown that learning numbers, can increase your child’s language skills including their vocabulary, inference, grammatical complexity, and independence. In a child’s growing years, it’s common for parents to be less concerned with the promotion of numeracy skills compared to the child’s ability to read and write.

Many parents believe that children in their growing years are not ready to grasp the foundational concepts of mathematics, and thus numeracy is introduced later in the child’s school year.

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The Importance of Early Math Learning

Math is part of children’s everyday lives. Taking advantage of each of these math moments develops math learning. Each math moment is like a charging station that helps children become ready for more math learning. Early math skills foretell higher aptitude in high school math and higher rates of college enrollment.

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Why is Early Math Learning important for your child’s overall development?

  1. Predictor for later success in life

Your child’s math skills can help put your child on the path to success as they grow older. In a 2007 study covering 35,000 pre-schoolers in the US, Canada, and England, researchers used three key predictors to assess later success: attention skills, school-entry academic, and social skills. They found that math at an early age came out as the strongest predictor to measure the child’s success later in life.

  1. Creates better communicators, writers, and better readers

It’s surprising to know that early math learning not only helps your child develop self-confidence and the basic foundation required to succeed in math but also helps in their development of literacy. When your child is able to think mathematically and apply concepts it not only deepens their mathematical understanding but also develops their linguistic abilities.

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  1. Prepares them for a future that is built on math

The world is rapidly progressing towards an Artificial intelligence (AI) – driven world and in order to succeed in a world where a higher percentage of jobs will need critical thinking and analytical skills, it’s essential for your child to have a strong math foundation from an early age on. We at Cuemath work hard to ensure your child gets an overall math development to succeed in school and beyond.


Conclusion

Math is incredibly important in our lives and, without realizing it, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing math problems every day.

Math helps us have better problem-solving skills. Math helps us think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Analytical thinking refers to the ability to think critically about the world around us. Analytical and reasoning skills are essential because they help us solve problems and look for solutions.


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Cuemath, a student-friendly mathematics and coding platform, conducts regular Online Live Classes for academics and skill-development, and their Mental Math App, on both iOS and Android, is a one-stop solution for kids to develop multiple skills. Understand the Cuemath Fee structure and sign up for a free trial.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Math Learning

What is the importance of learning math?

Studying mathematics not only will develop more engineers and scientists, but also produce more citizens who can learn and think creatively and critically, no matter their career fields. The workforce of tomorrow, in all fields, will demand it.

What is the application of mathematics?

The complex maths like algebra, geometry, and calculus, help the students to solve complex chemistry problems, learning the movements of the universe's planets and analyzing scientific studies. Besides this, mathematics plays an important role in practical sciences, like computer science and engineering.


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