Maths is everywhere in the home, and without you maybe even realising it, you are setting up your child with a solid Mathematical grounding.
Let’s look at some of these concepts within the home and play environments and how it happens…
Shape recognition – at an early age we start to point out shapes to our children – ‘The orange is round and your plate is round’. ‘Would you like square or triangle/ sandwiches today?’
Volume – when cooking – ‘We need ½ cup of flour and one cup of milk – can you help to measure and pour them, please.
Conservation of mass – When you have one lump of play-dough , you can show your child how to roll it into many different shapes – a ball, a sausage, a dish shape, lots of tiny little eggs, but the mass doesn’t change despite the change in shape!