My brother didn’t have to be convinced math was interesting. He was naturally interested for as long as anybody can remember, and in fact he became a math major in college! Different grown-ups in his life encouraged this interest by showing him interesting tricks that you could do with numbers. Just as you can prepare a child to be a reader by pointing out the words and letters he sees everyday, you can prepare children for math by helping them notice the shapes and numbers all around them. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
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