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By OmarKimo, history, 2 years ago, In English

Is there any advice, materials, or resources on how to enhance the mathematical thinking in kids (e.g. since age 6)?

 
 
 
 
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Don't you think 6 is too young. Don't try to impose something on him.

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    Well, I disagree to this. Early grooming is always necessary. Just an legendary example is Gennady. He started coding/grooming since 5

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    I just wanted to give an example of the age of the kid. 6 is at least.

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    lots of downvote but still i think a boy must have choice to decide what he wants to do.Let him explore the world and decide what is good for him. It's like asking a fish to walk on ground, doesn't matter what you do he will not walk. Working hard is more important then starting early

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      This is stupid. There's no reason not to expose someone to something that could be useful to the kid's future. Just don't shove it down their throats too hard ig, but if they seem to enjoy/have an aptitude for it, keep giving them more. I loved stem subjects before age of 6 and loved reading books about science stuff (like facts about volcanoes, dinosaurs, etc.). I greatly wish I was introduced to more structured material rather than just learning a bunch of trivia at that age.

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      There's a difference between introducing something and forcing something to someone. I wish my parents had introduced me to puzzles early.

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      To be honest, I wish I was exposed to early to these sorts of things. I'm 20 now and struggling to cope up with the world.

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    you may be not groomed at right age that's why you think like that . Go get a life buddy coding_panda.

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I think at the age of 6 he/she is too young for math as paper work but maybe puzzles and logical riddles are good.this site has a lot of clever riddles

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  • Mathematical Circles by Fomin, Genkin, Itenberg
  • Books by Theoni Pappas
  • The Number Devil

There are also some Dover books on Recreational Math & Puzzles but those are fairly advanced for a 6-7-year-old.

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Try Ted-Ed riddles.

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Question is very straight forward in asking just for resource, why are we people adding a philosophical angle to it(although its far more important that the question itself). Discussing that, will alone required different thread. So, Please be useful and share the resources if you have some.

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Give the child a candy for the first IMOSL problem he/she solves.Increase the amount of candies as he/she moves from C1 to C7.Finally make him/her solve AGCs and instead of candies give him/her a whole chocolate bar. Should work I guess.

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    By "AGCs" you mean AtCoder Grand Contests, right?

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      Yes.

      It it obvious that 6yo can solve it with motivation!

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Basic combinatorics problems and some cool and easy Computing/Math Olympiad problems are nice for a 10YO child.

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OmarKimo Did you find something interesting? My son is 7 old and I'm thinking about that too.

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You need to play chess with your children every day. This is good for developing thinking in all directions.