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2 thoughts. Before being allowed to use a calculator in math class, kids need to know how to do basic math in their heads. Knowing the "times table" we used to learn in grade school is critical to note fearing math and moving on to a higher level.
Secondly, we as parents, grandparents and teachers need to make math fun for children so they can enjoy it and crave more.
Chatting with my 4-year-old grandson while eating lunch, I'll sometimes scribble on a piece of paper and ask him things like, "If 2+3=5, and 2+a=5, how much is "a" worth? He giggles and says "3!" He is so proud when I tell him, "Hey! You can already do algebra!" He loves it.
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