Cubes For Learning

When students are having a hard time learning concepts in math, unifix cubes might help. These are cubes that come in various colors, and each cube is considered to be one unit in terms of counting. The cubes lock together so that children can create lines that are various lengths. These lines represent a number. If you want to add two numbers together, you would create a line of cubes for the first number and a line of cubes for the second number. When the lines are created, the child can see how many cubes there are all together in order to get the answer.

This is a way for children to see a visual component of math. Some children learn better when they see something instead of just being told how to do a problem. You can print patterns from sites online so that children can copy the pattern. There are also math problems that can be printed so that children can practice addition and subtraction with the cubes. Children can practice sorting the cubes and practice estimating numbers. These are ideal for younger children as they are easy to hold and can be used for a variety of purposes.

Jumbling the numbers

The sister started teaching her two years old son as early as possible.  She wants to make sure that her son is ready when he will starts going to school next school year.  She plans to enrol her son as visitor in pre-school in the school where is works.  I told her that it is too early for the nephew to starts going to school at three, but she insisted.  Well, a mother knows best as they say.  So I just keep quiet after telling my opinion about it.  She just wants her son to be good at school since she is a teacher.  It is a bit pressure on her side because of her profession.

While waiting for the next school year to come the sister started teaching her son on counting numbers.  I haven’t heard the nephew reciting numbers yet but the sister told me that her son knows how to count already.  A proud mommy I must say.  So to test the proud mommy, I asked the nephew to count numbers from 1-10.  The nephew looks really cute when he starts counting numbers.  However, after number four, the nephew jumbled number 5 –  It made me smile because the nephew is really serious in counting the numbers without knowing that he jumbled some numbers.  Still, I am proud and happy that the nephew knows how to count numbers.  One day, he will recite it all correctly.  Congratulations to my nephew.

Helpful tool for kids to learn

The home is our first school and the parents are the first teacher.  They teach good values and molded their children to become a better person.  Since the home is the first school of every kids, it is best that the parents should also teach them the basic knowledge such as reading the alphabet and counting numbers.  This is for the kids to prepare themselves for real school.  The place where they will learn more and enhance their learning.  So to start the learning, the parents should have helpful tools to use like flash cards, charts, butterfly alphabet and much more.  These tools will definitely helps the kids to learn in preparation for school.  When they are about to enter the school, they are ready and not scared because they already have background of the basic learning which is recognizing the alphabet and counting of numbers.