The Importance of Children Learning Math
Mathematics is a subject all children take in school. Some children love mathematics while others struggle. There are three important reasons children need to learn math. These reasons include problem solving, indirect uses and career uses.
Learning math improves your child's problem solving skills. Even as a very young elementary school student, he/she builds the ability to solve problems by learning to calculate simple arithmetic problems, such as one plus one. Every new math level requires an expansion of previous ability to dissect a problem and solve each individual part. These skills can be applied to life as the student gets older. Even in relationship building, problems often need to be broken down into sections to get to the core problem and solution.
Not every child wants to be a mathematician. However, all children can benefit from strong math skills. The problem solving processes used in mathematics classes develop logic skills. The trial and error required to solve math problems is useful in science and statistics. Taking the time to work through math problems and arrive at the correct answer teaches your child persistence and perseverance. Outside of school, activities children engage in such as crafts, tinkering with electronics or cooking all indirectly relate to the problem solving abilities learned in math class.
Many careers require a strong mathematical foundation. Engineers, scientists, mathematicians, accountants, doctors and even, teachers all require exceptional math skills. Strong math skills are not just for those careers mentioned above. Small business owners, construction workers, librarians and even homemakers all use math to some degree. Our IL tutors encourage your child to think about career goals, even at the elementary age. If your child desires a future job in which math is a factor, we can help develop a strong mathematical foundation.