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To begin with, mathematics accompanies children throughout all their school and student life. That is why understanding basic math concepts is crucial. Parents who want to start teaching mathematics for 3 year olds are not rare.

The article says that only 36% of US students have no difficulty with math. Students straggles even though standards are constantly reviewing and reducing.

According to Google, the most failed college course is Algebra. Many degrees require this basic math course, but students may find it difficult. Algebra involves complex equations, formulas, and problem-solving techniques that can be difficult to grasp for some individuals.

Some students find algebra difficult because it needs good basic math skills and the ability to think abstractly. Many students have difficulty with algebra. As a result, they often fail or perform poorly in their courses. This leads to high failure rates in colleges and universities across the country.

It turns out that mathematics is the MOST COMPLEX subject both at school and in college (plus it not a selective subject).

Therefore, the life of a child who does not have problems with mathematics is much easier.

## What to do to avoid problems with mathematics?

Preventing problems is better than fixing them later. Teaching your child basic math concepts from early age is easier than filling in gaps later on.

Many parents say that they do not use math in their everyday life at all, so, what is the reason to torture children? Moreover, these people believe that mathematics is practical only when they solve math problems from math books.

Should disappoint all these parents – you are mistaken. Mathematics is a way of thinking, and solving problems are the bonus of knowing math. Every day, without noticing this, you use different life skills that you got from math lessons.

## What kind of skills?

- The ability to generalize and draw conclusions;
- Being able to predict a complex situation and not missing your flight because of traffic delays.
- The ability to analyze the situation and exit it with the least losses (or, ideally, with profit).

Indeed, to master those kinds of skills you need to practice (in mathematics we use problems for that).

## What is appropriate age to introduce math to children?

We recommend to do it as soon as children start show their interest in counting or comparing objects. Typically occurs when the child is around 2 or 3 years old.

Children are able to understand that 3 cookies is more than 1 cookie, and need some words to express it. This is a good age to start developing math skills. Mathematics for 3 year olds includes ability to count up to five and compare amounts of countable objects.

Math education for 4 years old includes using of basic arithmetic and solving simple real life addition/subtraction problems. This is a perfect age to start practicing writing numbers using digits and arrange numbers in increasing order.

Helping children developing early math skills might be challenging. To do so utilize different math games and teaching recourses that require counting, sorting, compare shapes and objects.

With our workbooks “Learning Numbers” you can effectively and efficiently teach your 3-4 year old children.

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