Young learners’ future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education. Young children in every setting should experience mathematics through effective, research-based curricula and teaching practices.
Math is one of the most basic skills we expect our children to master. Reading, writing and arithmetic: these are the three subjects often named as being of paramount importance. And yet, while much focus is put on early literacy skills including reading and writing, math is often lost in the shuffle. But teaching your child math skills from an early age is more important than you might think.
“Mastery of early math skills predicts not only future math achievement, it also predicts future reading achievement,” states Greg Duncan, PhD, of Northwestern University. Research into the importance of early math skills shows that children who are taught math early and learn the basics at a young age are set up for a lifetime of achievement in all aspects of their academic performance. Building more advanced math skills is just one of the areas in which basic math taught early on can make a difference.
We actively introduce mathematical concepts, methods, and applications through a variety of appropriate exercises and research-based teaching strategies and guide our students in seeing connections of ideas within mathematics and with other subjects.
Our methodology enables our students in developing their mathematical knowledge across the curriculum as well as encourage them to communicate and explain their thinking as they interact with important mathematics in deep and sustained ways.
Every third person in an Indian city today is a youth. The working population of India, is expected to increase to 592 million by 2020, next only to China (776 million), pointing to the fact that youth will make a significant contribution to the economic development of the country. By 2020, India’s population is expected to become the world’s youngest; more than 500 million Indian citizens will be under 25 years of age and more than two thirds of the population will be eligible to work. This means that a growing number of India’s youth need the right educational infrastructure to develop skills and adequate opportunities to get employed or become entrepreneurs.
Moreover, Skills of resilience, empathy, creativity, flexibility and adaptability are going to be critical in this unpredictable future. The urgency is in ensuring that every child in this country is equipped with these skills that are required to be able to adapt to this frantic pace of change and succeed within the unknown.