Numbers and operations are the starting point for any persons math journey. They go together like peas in a pod. Peas without a pod dont exist, and well a pod without peas is pretty useless!
Children start understanding the concept of numbers and of simple operations such as addition and subtraction at an extremely early age. How young? Would six months sound crazy to you? Well research shows that this is the age.
Though it may seem over simplified, there are only four operations in math, that your K6 student must know!
Everything in math Stems from these. Actually, since subtraction is the addition of a negative number, and division is the multiplication of a fraction (rational number), there are only two operations that ALL math is built upon.
Actually no it wouldn't. Though it may not seem like it when your child is learning a new numbers and operations, everything is designed to make advanced math much easier. Even taking something (now as common place) as our number system - had we stayed with earlier number systems, our life most certainly would not be as it is today.
This may seem like a lot of work, and it is. But remember, it is also over Seven years of Elementary education.
You will also be happy to see that every section builds on the section before almost effortlessly.
I will show you great ways of teaching your child, no matter what their learning style so they will understand each section completely.
Remember however, no matter how you teach your child, or how they learn, ultimately our education is based on proof of knowledge through examinations. Ensure you offer your child enough practice for each skill.