1. Math is beautiful! If you have trouble with this concept here are a few links.
3. Math numbers and equations relate to one another. When my daughter was very young we started talking about fact families. A fact family is four equations that use the same numbers and logically follow from one another. For example, 3+9=12, 9+3=12, 12-9=3, 12-3=9 is the set of equations that make up a fact family for 3,9, and 12, using addition and subtraction. My children and I would make up fact families during road trips sometimes to keep us entertained.
4. Math can be entertaining. There are several Math problems which have which are so loved they are passed down from generation to generation. Here is a version of one of our favorites:
Other recipes come along later. In Math they are usually called formulas or algorithms but they are just directions on the steps to get the solution you need to a special problem.
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