Why is a belief in our children’s ability to learn mathematics essential? An understanding of mathematics builds confidence and creates opportunities for jobs in the future. Learning mathematics is a foundation for solving problems and being able to make reasonable decisions. Understanding patterns and trends supports our ability to make predictions such as how much pasta to buy considering previous amounts eaten. Managing time and money are another benefit to having a firm math understanding (i.e. How much time is needed to get ready for school or how much money is required to purchase lunch?). “Doing Mathematics with Your Child by the Ontario Ministry of Education.”

Tips for a Home Connection to Math

  • Share your belief in your child(ren)’s ability to learn mathematics with them.
  • Engage your child(ren) in playing card games and games of chance.
  • Check out the following website: www.coolmath4kids.com for some fun math games.