When children begin learning math and math concepts, it is easy for them to get confused and for that confusion to carry forward. Common misconceptions, for example when children try to differentiate between one and won, two and too, eight and ate, and other multiple meanings, occur often. Confusing numeric symbols with letters or shapes, a disconnect between verbal language and visual math, and misunderstanding operations are all common misconceptions. It is important to see the confusion, understand where the disconnect started and create a better understanding of the fundamental building blocks of math for each student.
At Mathnasium of Fountain Valley, we start with evaluating each student to see where the confusion and disconnect began and rebuild their understanding of concepts correctly, to get them confident moving forward.
For more on the common misconceptions, please click here: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/08/24/misconceptions-early-math-ed/2/