★ 🅸🅼🅿🅾🆁🆃🅰🅽🆃 ★ : Kindly note that 4FUN requires all participants to register as a member to part take in all 4FUN's experiences. While we do not put a rule on ticket orders, please remember to sign yourself up after your purchase if you are not a member yet. Non-members shall be refused admittance at the door and all payments made are non-refundable. (Membership subscription: $4 per month, no annual contract, cancel anytime.)
Math teaches us important life lessons and frames of mind to help us to refine our thinking process and make better decisions. We learn much more than how to solve an equation – it teaches a logical and methodological approach to solving problems.
In Mathematics, equations always need to stay balanced. If you add something to one side of the equation, you must do the same to the other.
Life needs to be balanced as well. If something takes up more of your time than usual, something needs to be done to compensate for that. An unbalanced math equation can cause some major result errors. An unbalanced life can cause a lot of stress.
In everyday situations, children will generally have come across things having a 'one-to-one' correspondence; dots on the dice equal jumps on the game board, one plate for each person at the table, etc.
The concept of a monetary or time value of an object or person is not one with which most young children are familiar. If a child wants a new toy, for example, the depth of desire for the toy is of much greater importance than its cost.
Children by the age of six should have understood the concept of 'fairness', and it is on this basis that an understanding of 'value' can be built. After all, all transactions should be based on 'a fair swap'.
Communicating an understanding of 'value' is certainly not easy. Our understanding probably results as much from continued exposure to 'real life' and the value we put on things as we interact with other people.
But while we acquire these sets of knowledge, they are of no value unless we put it into practice.
At TLC: The Little Calculator, we look at imparting the ability of using mathematical thinking to solve problems where students get a deeper appreciation of what it means to think mathematically and to use mathematics in their daily lives and in this respect, set them up to become not just a person of success but also, a person of value.