Is My Child Too Young for MathTree?
“Isn’t a full morning of math too much for my five-year old?” asked a mom recently. Then she added, “I know that math is important, but I’d even have a hard time paying attention in a math class that lasted 3 hours!”
To be honest, so would I! Three hours of sitting still and trying to absorb and process information about anything is too much! In fact, it would be a nightmare come to life! Thank goodness, that’s NOT THE MATHTREE WAY! 🙂
Our youngest campers (those who will be entering 1st grade in the fall, usually 5 – 6 year olds) learn place value, addition, and subtraction using real beans and test tubes. We read books that support the learning. Shaving creme become a whiteboard for practicing facts! We play games! We go outside and run and play!
The three hours whiz by….The “MathTree Way” is to grow a curiosity and enjoyment of math as a camper grows in skill.
So, is 5 years of age too young for math camp? I don’t think so! In fact, I believe it is a great opportunity to enhance and deepen the understanding that a young child has of math. It gives them a great start on the school year!
Make summer matter! Make it fun! Make it MathTree!