If, as a parent, you feel that the maths your kids are learning is not all that useful, then this can make it difficult to motivate your kids to practise. That’s why we thought we’d take a minute to remind you about all the positives that maths brings!
Maths is great brain training and helps us get better at problem solving, analysing, using logic and more. In other words, kids who do maths develop skills that will benefit them in the future no matter what career path they go down.
Maths improves our working memory and helps memorisation in other contexts like when learning languages, or in reading comprehension and problem solving.
Doing maths and discovering creative solutions to problems can lead to new ideas and lay the foundation for innovative thinking.
We all need to count and do simple maths every day in order to do things like manage our finances – which includes everything from adding up figures in the grocery store to calculating the interest on a loan.
Many jobs require good maths skills – for example, carpenters, systems developers, pharmacists, economists and entrepreneurs. A good basis in maths will make it easier for your kid to master advanced maths further down the line.