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MightY Math for 4-6 year olds

Beginner Mathematician
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9 8 2
36 4
Introducing
MATHEMATICS Kim Freeman
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We hope you enjoy these sample pages from the Mighty Math series. The
complete book can be purchased from our website www.mahobe.co.nz.

Mighty Math, Beginner Mathematician Book 5, Introducing Mathematics


Author, Kim Freeman

eBook Version First Published in 2007 by:


Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd
P.O. Box 109-760
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
New Zealand.

www.mahobe.com

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ISBN10: 1877216836
ISBN13: 9781877216831
MightY Math for 4-6 year olds
Beginner Mathematician
15
9 8 2
36 4
Introducing
MATHEMATICS Kim Freeman
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD IN MATH?

Every child wants to play in the afternoon and get rid of the cares of the school
day. However if a parent provides a place and a time for learning or for going over
homework, they will be surprised to find that their child quickly adapts and will
actually look forward each day to the experience.

HOW CAN I MOTIVATE MY CHILD?


Communication is important. By becoming enthusiastic and involved, you are sending
your child a positive message about learning. For children it is more fun to do any
activity when parents or older sisters and brothers are keen to take part.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE BEST USE OF THIS BOOK?


Book 5 at this level is a complete beginner math book. It teaches how to count and
write the numbers from 1 to 10. It then introduces arithmetic and all the
arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication (times) and division.
Always try to reinforce the concepts found in this book. For example at the
supermarket ask your child to get 2 cartons of milk and 3 loaves of bread. Ask how
many items that is altogether. Before getting a treat get them to count from 20 to
0 backwards. Ask them to count all the shopping to see if you can go to the 12 or
less items counter. There are lots of math examples in everyday activities.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT GET THE ANSWERS CORRECT?


All children learn at different rates. The important thing is to remain positive and
praise what has been done right. Use other examples and talk about what has gone
wrong. Rub out their answers then let them try that page again. Practice and
repetition will lead to increased confidence in math..

HOW LONG SHOULD MY CHILD SPEND ON MATHEMATICS?


If a child works for 15 minutes a day, they are completing nearly 2 hours extra
work per week and over 90 hours per year. This is extra to their regular school
lessons and is setting a pattern for later years.

Most children will need to be encouraged to start an activity, however do not force
them. Help them start by reading through and explaining any instructions. Reward
their efforts with more encouragement. Above all, instill an enjoyment of math and
its challenges. Success and confidence in any subject inevitably lead to an
enjoyment of learning. We hope that you and your child have fun as they learn with
the Mighty Math series. At Mahobe, we certainly had fun putting it all together
for you.
One
1 sandcastle
Write the number one.

Two
2 seagulls
Write the number two.

2
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Three
3 keys

Write the number three.

Four
4 ice creams
Write the number four.

4
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Five
5 flowers
Write the number five.

Six
6 pens
Write the number six.

6
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Numbers Up To Ten.
How many?

Flies Chicks Rats

............... ............... ...............

Butterflies Mosquitoes Octopus

............... ............... ...............

Crabs Centipedes Beetles

............... ............... ...............

Monsters Caterpillars Snails

............... ............... ...............


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Numbers Up To Twenty.
Join the dots to find out what rabbit is so
excited about.

20 19
1
18
2
3 17
4 16
5
6 15

7 14

8 13

12
9
11
10

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Ordering Numbers.
Write these numbers in order.

13 14
15
12
11

17
19 16
20 18

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Bigger / Smaller Numbers.
Circle the number that is smaller.

5 3
4 7
6 1
2 4
8 11
10 6
5 9
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Add One More.
Count the spots on each card then write a sum for
one more.

3+1=4
......................... ......................... .........................

......................... ......................... .........................

......................... ......................... .........................


Draw one more spot then write the total number of spots.

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Addition.
Add the snails.

Add the chicks.

Add the grasshoppers.

Add the bees.

Add the ducks.

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Addition.
Add the spots on each pair of shapes.

3 5 8

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Adding Combinations That Sum To Ten.
Learn all the combinations that add to 10.

............+3=10
............+7=10

5+............=10
............+2=10
............+8=10
6+............=10
4+............=10

............+9=10
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............+1=10
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Subtraction.

XXXX
Complete the Subtractions.

Ice creams

XX
Cakes

Ice Cream
X
Sundaes

Eggs
X
XXXXX
Slices of
Bread
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Subtraction.

X
Complete the Subtractions.

Pens

Pencils
XX

Rulers
XXX
XX
Sharpeners

X X X X
Staplers

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Subtraction.

XXXX
Complete the Subtractions.

Umbrellas

X XXX X
Clothes
Hangers

X
Keys

Spades
XX
XX X X
Buckets

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Adding.
8+6=14
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Complete these additions.

9+4=............ 14+5=............
8+4=............ 12+6=............
11+5=............ 13+4=............
10+6=............ 12+7=............
15+5=............ 14+6=............
Write down the total of the numbers on each pair
of cards.

7 5 10 4
6 6 17 3
12 4 13 5
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Adding.
12+8=20
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Each pair of cards should sum to total 20.


Write down the missing numbers.

12 9 15
10 13 16
14 18 20
Complete these additions.

6+8=............ 8+8=............
9+9=............ 10+7=............
11+7=............ 8+7=............
5+5=............ 13+6=............
7+8=............
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Describing Groups of Objects.

2
.......... rows of 5 ..........
.......... rows of ..........
Total = 10
.......... Total = ..........

.......... rows of ..........


.......... row of .......... Total = ..........
Total = ..........

.......... rows of ..........


Total = ..........
.......... rows of .......... .......... rows of ..........
Total = .......... Total = ..........
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Multiplication Tables.
2 tricycles.
3 wheels on each tricycle.

2ø3=............ How many wheels? ............


3 stools.
3 legs on each stool.

How many legs? ............


3ø3=............
4 key rings.
3 keys on each ring.

How many keys? ............


4ø3=............
5 cakes.
3 candles on each cake.

How many candles? ............


5ø3=............
6 families of penguins.
3 penguins in each family.

How many penguins? ............


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MightY Math BEGINNER MATHEMATICIAN for 4 - 6 year olds

Book 1: Introducing Numbers (32 pages) ISBN 9781877216497


Book 1 emphasizes the counting sequence 1 to 20. After completing this book children
will be able to recognize and write all of these numbers and use them for counting.

Book 2: Introducing Arithmetic (32 pages) ISBN 9781877216503


Book 2 introduces the basic mathematical operations of addition, subtraction and
multiplication. After completing this book, students will recognize the signs
(+, - and ×) carry out these operations and understand what they mean.

Book 3: Introducing Addition and Subtraction (32 pages) ISBN 9781877216510


Book 3 focuses on the arithmetic operations of addition and subtraction. After
completing this book students will be able to use a number line to carry out these
operations and will gain increased confidence in dealing with numbers.

Book 4: Introducing Multiplication and Division (32 pages) ISBN 9781877216527


Book 4 focuses on the arithmetic operations of multiplication and division and
introduces fractions. After completing this book, students will understand what these
concepts mean and how they are used. All pages are designed to encourage a
continued and creative interest in Math.

Book 5: Introducing Mathematics ISBN 9781877216831


This is the complete beginners Math book with 96 powerful learning pages on writing
numbers, counting, introduction to arithmetic, addition, subtraction, multiplication
and division. By the end of this book children will have a thorough grounding in
beginner Math.

The MIGHTY MATH series is a structured, easy-to-follow series of fun activities designed
to stimulate and challenge.

Beginner Mathematician (for 4 - 6 year olds), look for the RED books.

Developing Mathematician for (5 - 7 year olds), look for the YELLOW books.

Advancing Mathematician for (6 - 8 year olds), look for the BLUE books.

Maturing Mathematician for (7 - 9 year olds), look for the GREEN books.

Master Mathematician for (8 - 10 year olds), look for the ORANGE books.

MAHOBE
Are you looking
to give your child
a powerful head start at school?

Introduce your child to mathematics with Mighty Math. This is a


structured, easy-to-follow series of fun activities designed to stimulate
and challenge the beginner mathematician.

Choose Mighty Math and observe a marked improvement in your child’s


mathematical ability. Success and confidence in math will lead to an increase in
motivation and an enjoyment of learning.

Reinforce the work that your child is covering at school with Mighty Math.
Effective study habits begin at home, complement school work and have an
enormous impact on future academic achievement.

Book 5 is a complete beginners Math book with 96 powerful learning pages on


writing numbers, counting, introduction to arithmetic, addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division. By the end of this book children will have a thorough
grounding in beginner Math.

Mighty Math ISBN 1-877216-83-6

Beginner Mathematician 9 781877 216831


for 4 - 6 year olds
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