Everyday Maths Skills
Math is a vital part of our lives and we all use it every day. Your child by instinct begins to understand relatively complex mathematical concepts very early in their childhood.
For example, they will understand the concept of numbers, know which number is less and which is more, have a rudimentary understanding of addition and subtraction and understand the concept of time.
Clovel’s experienced Educators will capitalise on this natural learning and will start explaining and exploring simple numeracy concepts with your child.
Numeracy Concepts Taught Simply
Our Numeracy Program introduces your child to mathematical concepts gently and naturally as a part of their daily lives and routines. This will ensure your child will learn without feeling pressure.
This includes the ability to count forwards and understand relationships between numbers through concepts like simple addition and subtraction.
Children of age two and above can count and will have a very basic understanding of number relationships.
We reinforce number sense with real-life scenarios and use words, pictures, objects, and symbols to introduce number relationships to your child.
For example, we might give your child 5 crayons and ask them to distribute the crayons amongst a group of five children.
Your child will understand that after giving one crayon to each member of the group they are left with only one crayon in their possession. Such activities help children clearly understand number relations.
We will introduce your child to ideas of size, shape, position, space, direction, and movement through a series of games and tools.
For example, we will use words like ‘climbing up the stairs’ or ‘moving back or coming forward’. These things might seem like simple concepts to adults, but they form the building blocks for your child to learn much more complex mathematical concepts.
Ages 2 to 6 is the right time for children to start learning about measurements. We introduce concepts like the length, height, and weight of an object using units such as centimetres or grams gradually over the years.
We do this through art, cooking and various other indoor and outdoor activities and projects so your child will have a solid foundation of these concepts.
Children find it difficult to understand estimates. They cannot guess the approximate size and amount of things easily.
We try to help them understand this concept and show the meanings of words like more, less, bigger, smaller, more than, less than.
Patterns are predictable and logical. Surprisingly, children respond very well to logic. We will use different toys and tools to introduce patterns to your child.
This helps develop the ability to make connections, reason, solve puzzles, and look at things logically.
Children can develop problem-solving skills at a very early age easily. The more you encourage them, the better they are at it.
We introduce several games and puzzles that will encourage your child to use their mind, logic and reasoning ability, and understanding of patterns to solve puzzles.
If you have any questions relating to the Clovel Numeracy and Maths Program or any other aspect of starting at Clovel please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Team.