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IS KINDERGARDEN TO EARLY TO START MATH?

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Delilahzmummy

Asked by Delilahzmummy at 1:39 AM on Jun. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • math is a subject that can be taught pretty early. Just be creative and hide learning in activities.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 1:40 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • We started before that - his daycare/preschool had him working on it at 2.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:41 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • We started doing math in Kindergarten, really simple stuff but enough where he could get the hang of it. He's going into second grade in the fall now and Math is his favorite subject!
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 1:42 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • OK SO IT DEPENDS ON THE SCHOOL OR DAYCARE....... BECAUSE MY 5 YR OLD STEPSON IN GOING TO FIRST GRADE AND HAS NOT STARTED MATH AT ALL.
    Delilahzmummy

    Comment by Delilahzmummy (original poster) at 1:47 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Hasn't he even seen basic counting skills? That's pretty much covered on Sesame Street.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:56 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • U KNOW WAT HE IS MORE INTO VIDEO GAMES THAN ANYTHING ACADEMIC.... PLUS HE IS MY STEPSON SO HE IS NOT WITH US FULL TIME. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO HIS LAZY MOTHER THTS ALL.
    Delilahzmummy

    Comment by Delilahzmummy (original poster) at 1:58 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • no...not at all... my daughter is learning in preschool. you can make learning math fun by using objects to count, add, subtract.
    Kainalu55

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 2:11 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Not a bit. My 5 year old has been adding in his head for 2 years, learned to multiply small numbers over the last weekend, and has general knowledge of fractions.
    MedicMommy

    Answer by MedicMommy at 6:56 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • That's too late! Math starts by learning to count, recognizing groups of numbers, etc . . . It's still math, just with small numbers and easy concepts.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:33 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • My son isn't even in Kindergarten yet and does Kindergarten & 1st Grade level math workbooks.
    ceciliam

    Answer by ceciliam at 9:09 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

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