teaching math to 4. 5 years old kid
Created by Updated on Sep 24, 2013
Hi My son is 4. 5 years old. He is good at recognizing numbers, but does not understand the tens (10s) concept. I want to teach him about 10s concept and forming numbers and counting. what is best way/method? Any tools for this? -Vishal
| Sep 24, 2013
Hey Vishal! Am assuming your son is in grade 1. Now teaching the concept of 10s could be really exciting. From what i have experienced, here are two strategies you could follow: (1) a 10s frame is a great way to introduce your child to. It is a 2 row by 5 column structure, which you could leverage to help your child to recognise the tens concept, even play with it mentally. (2) There's a similar grid like coin game which has 8-10 rows and columns, with normally two coin-colours. The person who makes a straight line/diagonal one earns a point. you could use that as well to help your child understand the concept of 10s. Here's a video which may help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6RaMGDPfJg&NR=1
| Sep 24, 2013
Hi Vishal! I agree with Nitin. The grid game is indeed a very nice way of teaching counting to kids. U cud ask the child to string 10 beads each in five strings n when he is done u cud tell him 10 , 20 n so on. Whenever u make him practice by writing down no. s make sure he just writes till 10 in one column n then 11 in front of 1 in a new column. This will make it easier for the child to understand. U cud ask him to stack 10 bowls or spoons or plates or colours each in 5 groups. Or u cud ask him to count 10 cars n then pause then 20 cars n again pause. Also u cud tell him after 10 every next10 has the sound of "ty" such as twenty, thirty , forty n so on. by giving examples from day to day life he will Be able to make connections n it wud help him remember concepts. U cud put charts in his room with numbers written on it n circle or highlight all10's. U cud teach him using 10 Rs.. Hope this works.