The Best Start to Maths
MathRiders youngest learners experience maths through the world around them. Small classes, a warm, nurturing environment and fun learning experiences give children ages 2-4 the perfect interactive introduction to maths!
Maths from Day One
Research has shown that from the earliest stages, babies think about objects, events and people in many surprising ways. From day one, babies absorb information in order to understand the world around them; babies learn how to differentiate between adults (sorting), and they notice that day is followed by night (sequence). A one-year-old child is able to ask for more biscuits and will be upset if someone takes one away (adding and subtracting). A two-year-old toddler can show you how old he is by raising two fingers (quantity), and three- and four- years-olds can stack blocks and string beads following a pattern.
Maths through Play, Movement and Music
MathRiders for young children builds, through play, movement and music, a solid maths foundation. Through play, children can rehearse and refine their skills, practicing and researching what they are beginning to understand. Learning through play gives a child a sense of ownership and promotes self-esteem. The programme introduces fun and energizing activities that prepare a learner for thinking and develop coordination skills.
Children play with percussion instruments to activate their sense of sound and solve mathematical problems. Music strengthens mental arithmetic abilities and inventive thinking.
Self-Expression and Leadership:
Each child is encouraged to express himself as an individual as well as part of a group. This expression helps build self-esteem which increases motivation, which, in turn, generates success. MathRiders teaches through an extensive variety of activities which allow each child to explore new ways of understanding and sharing.
Establishing a Lasting Foundation
Building a solid foundation in maths for 2-4 year olds requires a systematic approach. The repetition of activities and ongoing practice builds confidence and deep understanding. To construct these solid foundations we present the children with five maths principles:
- Number Sense and Operations – Understanding whole numbers and realizing that numbers represent quantity; counting, ordering and comparing as well as addition and subtraction.
- Pre-algebra – Identifying, copying and creating patterns and relations.
- Geometry and Spatial Sense – Identifying shapes and describing spatial relationships, reading maps, visualizing objects in space, and using geometry to solve problems.
- Measurement – Learning how to measure and compare; understanding what a unit is and the concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity, time, and money.
- Data Analysis – Children learn how to organize, compare and interpret data.
Children develop mathematical and symbolic thinking skills, reasoning, sequencing and problem solving. Each child is encouraged to express himself as an individual as well as part of a group. This expression helps build self-esteem which increases motivation, which, in turn, generates success.
Suggested Number of Lessons
36 lessons over the year
Lesson Length and Frequency
30 minute lesson, once or twice a week
Unique large scale “Fun Boards” (to be used in the classroom)
Grades Go Up