*WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR MY CHILD TO LEARN MATH?*

*WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR MY CHILD TO LEARN MATH?*

Math skills are important to a child’s success – both at school and in everyday life. Understanding math also builds confidence and opens the door to a range of career options.

In our everyday lives, understanding math enables us to:

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In our everyday lives, understanding math enables us to:

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*manage time and money, and handle everyday situations*·

*that involve numbers (for example, calculate how much*·

*time we need to get to work, how much food we need in*·

*order to feed our families, and how much money that food*·

*will cost)*·

*understand patterns in the world around us and make*·

*predictions based on patterns (for example, predict traffic*·

*patterns to decide on the best time to travel)*·

*solve problems and make sound decisions*·

*explain how we solved a problem and why we made a*·

*particular decision*·

*use technology (for example, calculators and computers )to help solve problems*