Core Math Skills (3-5 years old)

Foster a love for math and science at an early age with a program that supports logic, critical thinking and scientific inquiry.
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Homework
Each week your child will be able to access a homework assignment that corresponds with the weekly lesson. You can access homework here.
Materials
We strongly recommend that you purchase the MathLink Cubes (200 pack) as we’ll be using them in weekly lessons.
Syllabus:
1.Number and calculation
  • Counting within 20
  • Addition and subtraction within 5, 10 and 20
  • Series of additions and subtractions within 10
  • Number splitting
  • Addition within 20 with carrying
  • Subtraction within 20 with borrowing
2.Logic and spatial thinking:
  • The characteristics and formation of 2D shapes (circle, rectangle, square, pentagon, etc.)
  • Understanding of basic 3D shapes (Cube, cuboid, etc.)
  • Pattern, spatial orientation, sorting/classification, comparison, measurement, graph charts
3.Science experiments (basic sense about chemistry, biology and physics):
  • The formation of cloud and rainfall
  • Sink vs. float
  • Plant growth
  • Animal life cycle and body parts
  • And more…
Benefits:
Get your child “math ready” with Core Math Skills! This program is designed to get young children ready to enter kindergarten and build foundational math skills for school success. Our progressive curriculum was created by experts in early childhood education. In this class your child will learn to identify and utilize numbers in various ways, while practicing different methods of problem-solving. They'll develop the tools they need to become logical thinkers, and gain a better sense of reasoning and learning comprehension. A bi-weekly learning cycle allows for practice and mastery of subjects.
SOME of the skills incorporated into the program are:
Problem Solving:
Convergent problem solving - the ability to gather individual pieces of information together in one’s mind and come to a single solution to a problem.
Divergent problem solving - the ability to gather many pieces of information and consider a variety of possible solutions to a problem.
Number Sense:
The concept of understanding numbers will help children to understand the connections between quantities, counting, more, less, etc.
Shapes:
Shapes are also known as early geometry! That’s right…what is geometry but the study of shapes? At this age, rather than work with formulas for diameters and circumferences, they will identify basic shapes by comparing, sorting, classifying and drawing them.
Spatial Sense:
Spatial sense is the ability to place items in the correct spaces or places using a logical design or a pattern. As an example, we see this when children are working on puzzles.
Ordering/Seriation:
When ordering or seriating items, the child compares more than two items or groups and places them in a logical sequence, like lowest to highest, smallest to largest, first to last. Eventually, they will come to understand that 6 is higher than 5 or 20 is higher than 10.
Patterning:
Patterns are the ability to place items in a specific order that repeats, such as: patterning a pompom caterpillar in an AB pattern—yellow, blue, yellow, blue; patterning the children in a line—boy, girl, boy, girl.
Counting:
There are 2 types of counting children will learn:
Rote Counting- reciting numbers in order from memory.
Rational Counting- is counting items in a group and then understanding that the last number stated IS the amount for the set.