Kindergarten children are in a period of strong curiosity and imagination. This is also the ‘golden stage’ for a child to develop their critical thinking skills. Based on the most up-to-date information about childhood development and how children learn best, the Early Steps program provides a favorable learning environment that empowers children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners. We begin with foundation skills and concepts of math through a fun and interactive experience. Children get to know numbers, basic calculation, color and object recognition in a way that makes sense to them.
Help children understand the nature of numerals, recognize odd and even numbers, familiarize with fractions, know how to efficiently add or subtract numbers in appropriate ranges, and relate the calculations to real life. Finger counting is not encouraged. Instead, students are guided to think logically, analyze the numbers, use mental math and explain how they reached their results.
Young children begin acquiring geometry by learning about shapes and their characteristics. As a result, they are better able to describe objects in their daily life.
Topics of patterning and classification are focused upon to help the child develop their logical thinking ability by instructing them how to recognize a pattern in nature or in numbers, and then how to imitate, extend, and eventually create their own patterns. This is prerequisite for a child to gain a broader knowledge about daily life and develop their problem solving skills.
With first steps at Mathnasium, children are equipped with logic reasoning skills, creating a strong foundation and confidence for a fully developed mathematical thinking that will enhance their future studies