Why Is Math Important?

By: Carla Gridley
Oct
04
2017

 Math is important because ...

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Not only is math used throughout school and life, but it is becoming an increasingly important skill as the economy shifts in favor of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) careers.  

Math—like reading—is a skill that builds upon itself like a snowball. Falling behind can make it very frustrating for a child to catch up with his or her peers. The consequences of not keeping up in math can be far-reaching...from lower grades to lower self-esteem to inferior career outcomes.

In order to prevent any of these things from happening to your child, it is wise to give them a head start in math as soon as they can understand it!  

It’s never too early to learn fundamental concepts. What do numbers look like? What quantity do numbers represent? Recognizing shapes, measuring things, comparing things by sizes or amounts, and understanding spatial relations are just a few of the many things your child will learn when they attend preschool at Childcare Network.

And while not every child will grow up to choose a math-heavy career, everyone needs to be proficient in a number of types of math. Later in life, your child will go on to use the math skills they have learned to successfully navigate financial systems and maintain overall fiscal wellness.

In addition, fractions and ratios are used in recipes to maintain physical wellness. Understanding the difference between a teaspoon, a tablespoon, a cup, and a quart sure might make a difference in how dinner ends up tasting!

Understanding units of time is critical for time-management skill development and multiplication and division are often used to distribute things fairly.

Various forms of math are even used when travelling. If you can't convert foreign curreny to dollars quickly, you'll have no frame of reference as to what the cost of something should be and you might end up paying way more for that delicious snack than you had intended.

Math is a subject that tends to scare and easily frustrate people. The teachers at Childcare Network make math fun! We aim to give your child a leg up, a head start, and the motivation for math skill development mastery so they can excel at school and in life!  

 


 
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