By Donna Doll-Yogerst, Family Living Educator
Research shows that when young children are exposed to and familiar with math skills, like counting or naming shapes, they do better in school. Adults can point out math concepts in everyday life. For instance, an adult can ask a child how many apple slices a child has on his plate or to sort some toys from biggest to smallest. Read the math readiness fact sheet for more information on the importance of math to preschoolers and ideas to make learning math skills fun and easy.
Read the fact sheet:
- English – Math Readiness (PDF, 2 pages, 664 KB)
- Español – Preparación para la lectura (PDF, 2 pages, 633 KB)
- Froyen, Laura. (2014) School Readiness the Role of the Family, Personal Correspondence 10-23-14.
- Linder, Sandar M. PhD. & Ramey, M. Deanna, & Zambak, Serbay, Clemson Unversity (1999 ) Predictors of School Readiness in Literacy and Mathematics: A Selective Review of the Literature. Retrieved from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v15n1/linder.html
- Ready at Five. Retrieved from www.readyatfive.org
- Ready at Five Statewide Readiness Data (2014). Retrieved from http://www.readyatfive.org/school-readiness-data/statewide-readiness-data-2014.html
- Siegler, Robert S. & Ramani, Geetha B. (2008) SPECIAL SECTION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL COGNITION: Playing linear numerical board games promotes low-income children’s numerical development. Retrieved from http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~siegler/sieg-ram08.pdf