Imagine for a minute a world without math…. Could we survive? What would it mean?
The world we live in is full of math. It’s how we tell time, measure distances, and purchase goods and services. Math is part of the way we think and organize our days. The necessary skills we learn from math, help us throughout our lives in other areas as well.
Here are 5 reasons math is important…
- Math is good for your brain. A study from Stanford University indicates that children who are good at math use areas of the brain that also show strong cognitive tasks such as visual attention and decision-making. The study indicates that the same brain regions that help you do math are associated with decision-making and attentional processes.
- Math helps you with life skills. Someone who understands math is able to understand basic life skills such as managing a budget, building furniture, forecasting, and telling time. Math helps you understand costs, balance a bank account, and subtract balances which are essential skills as adults.
- Math makes you a better cook. With an understanding of math, you can realize things like a half-cup of milk is the same as eight tablespoons. Or you can measure ¼ a cup using your ½ measuring cup. You can also double or triple a recipe to be sure you always have enough food to feed your friends and family.
- Math increases your problem-solving skills. Math helps strengthen reasoning skills and critical thinking. It helps us think analytically about the world and reason logically. The same steps you take to understand a problem, identify the knows and unknows and then solve it, can be applied to other areas of your life.
- Math will help you in any career. Obviously, mathematicians and scientists use math every day, but they’re not the only careers that involve math. Basic arithmetic is used in factory assembly lines, accounting, software development, construction, the medical field and more.
Learning and understanding math begins in Pre-K and extends through college, adulthood and beyond! For more than 40 years Larry Martinek, the creator of the Mathnasium Method, has been developing and refining his approach to teaching and helping children understand math. At Mathnasium, we build math knowledge based on skills your child already knows. This helps them learn quickly and boosts confidence from day one.
We design customized learning plans for each of our children and use a combination of proprietary materials and instruction techniques to ensure they master each concept along the way. Our specially trained math tutors work with students digitally on a one-on-one basis during this time with our Mathnasium@Homeprogram.
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