Math happens everywhere in the Early Learning Center! Students are counting, estimating, and computing in the context of authentic daily tasks and experiences. Confident mathematicians need to develop a strong number sense in order to be successful long-term. While memorization of math facts is also important at this pivotal time, students relying solely on rote memorization can hit a wall, and number sense and more creative applications play an outsized role in student success.
Last night my son texted me and asked when I would be coming home. I responded letting him know an approximate time and asked him why he wanted to know. Usually, his answer is because he’s hungry, but last night, it was because he needed help with his math homework. Now it’s very possible that I may have stayed at work longer than I needed, and I also may have taken the long way home, but let’s just keep that to ourselves!