Where to Start When Learning Math for the First Time
A child starts learning mathematics the moment he/ she starts exploring the world. From identifying shapes to counting them and finding patterns, everything builds on what they know already.
A child aged 1-2 can start by understanding the numbers and what they mean. And when asked how old they are, ask them to use fingers to show how many years they are.
The next step is to recite numbers, and it's okay if the child skips some of them.
Understand the words that measure or compare things (faster, under, behind)
Explore the measurements by filling and emptying containers.
Match basic shapes like a circle to circle and triangle to triangle.
Start seeing patterns in daily routines and things like floor tiles.
Write the missing numbers. Draw a picture in the box to complete
the number sentence.
Write the numbers under the pictures to make a number sentence.
Write a number sentence for each math story.
Write a story for each number sentence.
Write the answer to the picture sentence on the line. Write the
number sentence on the next line.
Add each row of pictures. Write the answer on the line.
This is a nice block of the words in bold print for you.
Look at the number. Write the number word on the
The words for all those numbers.
Circle the things that are round. Put boxes around things
Look at the two sets of pictures. Circle the words that tell about the sets.
Match the numbers in Column 1 with the words in
Read the numbers. Write the missing numbers on
the lines. Write the number that comes between the numbers.
Read the number word and write the number on the
Look at the pictures. Write the number on the line.
Look at each row of objects. Circle the one that does not belong.
Match the ordinal number words in Column 1 with
the ordinal numbers in Column 2. Look at the pictures. Using the words under each picture,
complete the sentences.
Look at the line of boys. Follow the directions using this picture.
Read each line of letters. Find the pattern. Write the next set in the pattern.