Parents desire for their motivated school-aged children to be good at maths !!!
Research suggests that less than 30% of four year old children can accurately identify each of the ten numerals (i.e. 0 to 9).
These same children are left bewildered and shocked when they enter primary school and teachers show them "arithmetic" using symbols which they barely recognize. This is compounded with the spoken language used to instruct which quickly cascades into "number bonds", "double-digit numbers" and "mental maths".
Children less fortunate who receive an inadequate foundation will find it increasingly more difficult to cope with the demands of school maths.
If knowing the difference between "9" and "1" isn't accurately embedded, how much more challenging will it be to distinguish between the names of "91" and "19" (and subsequently perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with those numeral combinations)?
Parents take notice that "maths phobia is real" for school-aged children. Surprisingly, a genuine fear of numbers is pervasive among the current generation of five, six, seven and eight year olds in primary school. Unless something drastic is done, their anxieties will likely get worse with the passing of time. Fortunately, there is a practical solution.
NUMberLEARN game play builds number confidence and is arguably the long-term solution to maths phobia. It helps young children navigate their way through the myriad of number questions, resolving misconceptions and overcoming challenging obstacles as they encounter them.
When people become NUMberLEARN proficient, they recall number concepts more readily and find it easier to grasp the connections between different maths topics. It also provides a consistent framework for communication about many aspects of numerical literacy, such as writing numbers in words and writing number words in number symbols.