Numbers are woven into the fabric of our society, whether we like it or not. We need math to pursue degrees like engineering, calculate a customer’s change, or prepare a meal for a family of five. The subject is critical in a child’s education. Despite the subject being an integral part of our lives, we often hear negative news surrounding math. Whether it is historically low US national math exams or crumbling South African math standards, it is evident that many children are unprepared and lack basic math competence.
One of our very own Smartick moms and teacher Colleen Rood, sees this lack of readiness in her own school. Colleen’s math teacher colleagues, all stress the fact that students don’t have the basic foundations when entering high school. This big learning gap in their education is hard to fill at a high school level, a time when they are meant to learn advanced content. Instead, many teachers across the world are finding themselves re-teaching content that should have been learned prior.
¨It just has a negative impact on their further education. Maths is important.There’s no other subject that develops logical thinking and the ability to think. There is no other subject that does that.¨
What’s interesting to know is what Colleen confesses after this statement.
All children don’t need to love math. We at Smartick, along with Colleen, and many other parents, want kids to have the necessary math skills that opens doors. Not close them. We want children to be confident enough to be able to solve the challenges they’ll encounter during their lifetime. Parents, help prepare your children for brighter futures with daily math practice. Try Smartick for free.
Sarah smiling after completing one of her Smartick sessions. 😊