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At what age should a child be able to count to 10?

There are different ideas of "counting" Memorizing 10 words in a row. If they started to speak early and practice a lot, they can manage it when they are about two years old. Being able to count the ...
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How to explain addition vs. place values to a 4½-year-old?

The crux of your issue is an English problem, not a Math problem! I feel the question asked in the title and the issue described in the body are quite different, so I'll address them both, one at a ...
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Should I start teaching my 2.4-year-old mathematics?

I'd try a balance of gross motor activities, fine motor activities and reading and arithmetic. Many of these activities are pre-math and pre-reading. Your child should also be well into learning to ...
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What skills should a 4-year-old have when it comes to counting and memorizing numbers?

All children are different, learn at different paces and are stronger in some things than others. This is just the way things are. What you may not realise is that the whole time you've been helping ...
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How to help my 5th grader learn math with me?

Maybe your daughter is not good at maths and getting increasingly frustrated. I had a time where I was bad at maths, too. And in the end, it turned out I am not at all bad at maths, I just had bad ...
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Is it okay to raise a child by teaching them numbers in base 16?

Surely the base you learn with is arbitrary? I would argue that if you raised your child in total isolation, meaning that it wouldn't ever encounter the base 10 decimal system, this would hold true. ...
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How can I work with a math teacher who is having trouble differentiating learning?

I taught Spec Ed, so this isn't in my bag of tricks. If the teacher is willing to just have her sit in class, and IF she is getting all her work done, including assignments, perhaps she could be ...
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Should I start teaching my 2.4-year-old mathematics?

Follow the kid Education is about watching the child and trying to bring out the things that are already in there. If your child is interested in numbers, there's no reason not to talk about them and ...
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Is it worth my child continuing kumon maths if they don't like it?

When they were quite young, I signed my kids up for some sort of tutoring service (I thought it was Kumon, but it was in a separate retail space facility, not at home, so I might be misremembering the ...
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How can I work with a math teacher who is having trouble differentiating learning?

Talk to the principal and see if your daughter can be moved to the next grade class in math. Make it clear that this request is not meant to be an insult to her current teacher, but to ensure that ...
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What skills should a 4-year-old have when it comes to counting and memorizing numbers?

My son is 4 and a half and he only just started counting up to 10. We're going to practise that for a while before we do 11-20. In contrast his older sister could count to 20 already before she was 4....
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Is it okay to raise a child by teaching them numbers in base 16?

Let me propose some questions that are, I think, analogous to this one: Would it be child abuse to raise your child by teaching them to exclusively speak an artificial language like Toki Pona or ...
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How to teach elementary math concepts step by step?

I don't have a specific system, but one thing I highly recommend trying is the Montessori method of teaching math concepts. Doesn't have to be done using Montessori concepts generally, just the ...
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At what age should a child be able to count to 10?

There can't be such thing as a "typical age" for this milestone (I mean, more precise than "about 2 years old"). Keep in mind that toddler's vocabulary is quite limited : mean [Language ...
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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?

I agree with anongoodnurse, but want to add some additional advice. It's mostly about other options to gather more information on what the root of the problem could be. So he is struggling with math ...
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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?

As @WendyG stated, you should get in touch with the school, not only because he's having difficulty and they need to know that, but also, they may have helpful suggestions. They may have students ...
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Is it worth my child continuing kumon maths if they don't like it?

My daughter loved maths in her preschool. She picked up basic topics so easily that I thought she would love to explore this more. I enrolled her for an abacus class as soon as she started school. ...
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Is it worth my child continuing kumon maths if they don't like it?

I am not an expert on the Kumon style of teaching, but it looks like it has little to do with the actual problem at hand. You say that your child doesn't like (or gets bored by) numerical ...
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Should I start teaching my 2.4-year-old mathematics?

According to me (I'm 19yo), it is a good idea: If he is too young, thus not interested enough, this will have little effect over his interest in it for later. It could even still have a positive ...
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How to help my 5th grader learn math with me?

I once tutored a seven-year-old in math because she'd been performing badly in school, probably largely due to a lack of confidence. After I began tutoring her - just one hour a week - she started ...
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How can we make an 8 year old child learn multiplication instead of having him or her to memorize it?

Teach the child that at the most basic level, multiplication is a shortcut for adding numbers many time. If the child understands addition, they can always derive the corresponding product by ...
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At what age should a child be able to count to 10?

My little guy started counting to six at 12 months and now at 16 months counts to 10 . He can recognize the numbers in any order and say it from memory on his own and start at any number. I guess it ...
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What skills should a 4-year-old have when it comes to counting and memorizing numbers?

Counting "only" to ten at age 4 is pretty normal. The younger sister is ahead. A single half hour session is not very much to try to get a 4 year old to learn anything that requires memorization. ...
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What skills should a 4-year-old have when it comes to counting and memorizing numbers?

My son's school expects the kids to be able to have a good grasp of the numbers up to 20 by the time they are between five and six years old. This means that they should be able to recognize or write ...
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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?

Try working through the Kahn Academy with him. Its a free on-line maths course (and other subjects, but it started with maths and its still its strongest subject). It lets you go at your own pace and ...
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Is it worth my child continuing kumon maths if they don't like it?

TLDR: if your kids enjoy Kumon, are quick and progress -> go for it if not -> work out why, work on it after working on it -> return to step 1, or decide Kumon is not for them My children ...
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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?

It would help to know what math he is currently on to know how applicable this advise is - If you can locate real world examples to the math he is struggling with you can subtly or directly use real ...
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How to explain addition vs. place values to a 4½-year-old?

There are actually many ways to do this so I'm not sure if this is ideal for this site, but the method I like for that age group is to start with the wooden counting blocks - the ones that include ...
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How to help my 5-year-old brother to improve in Math

Beast Academy has books and online materials for teaching math to kids 8-13: https://beastacademy.com/ . From what you wrote, your 5-year-old brother could be at the 9-year-old level or higher. For ...
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How to explain addition vs. place values to a 4½-year-old?

Because you mention that your son is at a Montessori, and assuming it's a traditional Montessori (and not a school using the name without the method), I would be careful to teach place value and ...
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