All parents want to help their children succeed.Â But good intentions are not enough. What can you do to really help them build a solid elementary math foundation ?
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Arithemetic is only one of Five Major Math Strands
Todays Learnersstresses that a strong math foundation is deep and broad, Here we discuss that math foundations need to much broader than just arithmetic: Arithmetic and operations is only one of five math strands.*
Number Sense and Operations  Representing numbers, recognizing how many are in a group, and using numbers to compare and represent paves the way for grasping number theory, place value and the meaning of operations and how they relate to one another.
Algebra  The ability to sort and order objects or numbers and recognizing and building on simple patterns are examples of ways children begin to experience algebra, preparing children to work with algebraic variables as their math experience grows.
Geometry and Spatial Sense  Using knowledge of basic shapes to identify more complex 2D and 3D shapes by drawing and sorting, children then learn to reason spatially, read maps, visualize objects in space, and use geometric modelling to solve problems using coordinate geometry to describe spatial relationships.
Measurement  Learning how to measure and compare involves concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity and money. Telling the time and using money links to an understanding of the number system and represents an important life skill.
Data Analysis and Probability  As children collect information about the world around them, they will want to display and represent their knowledge. Using charts, tables, graphs will help them learn to share and organize data.
Math lessons and activities that cover just one or two of these five strands are narrow and lead to a weak understanding of math. Visit Time4Learning to find out how to help your child build a strong, broad elementary math foundation .
* There are many different ways of identifying math strands or areas.

How do children build a solid math foundation, not just a "quick fix"?
Building the basic understandings in math requires a systematic approach. Too many children do not get the broad introduction to math that builds confidence and deep understanding. We recommend educational teaching games  Time4Learning for children from ages 415.
Time4Learning's solution is for children to work systematically through the math curriculum in a selfpaced comprehensive fun approach.
Children develop confidence as they learn the basics (quantity, place value, operations, fractions, patterns, spatial reasoning) and then how to apply them (word problems, measurement, geometry).
The lessons are taught in a fun lighthearted way s oyour child will, despite whatever expectations they start with, enjoy learning math.

Time4Learning is effective for homeschool or enrichment.ÃÂ Skills are taught progressively covering a comprehensive curriculum from PreK to fifth grade.
Children  whether mainstream, special needs, or gifted, like using the computer the computer to learn. Working at their own pace, they feel stimulated and build confidence.
If your child has a solid math foundation, you'll be amazed to see the grades improve and the stress disappear. You might even hear that math is fun!
When a student has weak math basic skills, they find the subject confusing and difficult. You'll likely hear that math is boring, not important or not cool. You might even notice that your child starts to develop "math anxiety".
A solid math foundation is vital to building a child's confidence and having ongoing academic success.
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