Teaching Elementary Mathematics
by Urmila Devi Dasi
Ideally, young children should be exposed to mathematical concepts from the time they can manipulate objects. Ideas such as bigger and smaller, and more and less, form during that time. As a child grows, parents should speak to him or her about the mathematics of everyday life, how many plates should be put on the table, how many cups of flour go in the cake, how many inches wide the bookcase needs to be, how many miles have been covered in the trip, and how many gallons of gas the car uses each mile.