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How Young Children Learn:
Tactile, Kinesthetic and Visual

                              Young children are
                               kinesthetic, tactile and
                               visual learners.
                              They need hands-on
                               experiences only
                               manipulatives can
                              This is particularly
                               necessary for
                              Cuisenaire rods provide
                               the best math model ever
Play with the rods – stimulate the

                       Research has revealed
                        that when we use our
                        fingers to manipulate
                        objects we actually
                        stimulate the brain.
                       Young children‟s brains
                        are developing rapidly.
                        Simply playing with the
                        rods assists this
                       Concert pianists have
                        been found to be mentally
                        alert well into old age
                        because they regularly
                        exercise their fingers.
Einstein: A school failure!

                     Einstein did not speak
                      until he was 3. Even as an
                      adult he found searching
                      for words laborious.
                     He was not good at math!
                     He found it difficult to
                      express himself in written
                     He was considered to be

                      WHY? . . .
Einstein – A Visual Learner.

                     Einstein was one of the
                      many people who are
                      strongly visual learners.
                     Because the education
                      system has historically
                      favored auditory learners
                      he was considered a
                     Dyslexics (like
                      Michaelangelo) tend to be
                      visual thinkers – they see
                      pictures not words in their
Visualization, Imagination &

                        Thomas Alva Edison – one
                         of the most remarkable
                         men who have ever lived
                         once said of himself.
                        “I never think in words,
                         only pictures”.

                       This ability to visualize
                        and imagine when linked
                        to the power of
                        forethought opens up
                        areas of immense
                        potential for the individual.
VISUAL Learners and EYCSAM
                 Visual learners love EYCSAM
                  (I think Einstein would have
                  too!) because it enables them
                  to see patterns and

                 Cuisenaire rods lend
                  themselves perfectly to this

                 The first time I ever
                  understood Pythagoras‟
                  Theorem was when I saw it
                  demonstrated with the rods.
Too formal too soon!

                                       One of the common errors
                                        made in math teaching is
                                        attempting to introduce
                                        formal math (sums) too soon
                                        – often a consequence of
                                        external pressure for
                                        „evidence‟ of „progress‟.

                                       EYCSAM is a holistic
                                        developmental program that
We know more about how                  enables children to achieve
                                        far more than is possible via
children learn than the
                                        a more formal approach.
Victorians did but often our
teaching of maths is still rooted
in the past.
IMAGINATION – The Brain‟s Most
              Powerful Ability

                                         Probably the most
                                          powerful ability the brain
                                          possesses is imagination.
                                         We emphasize the
                                          importance of stimulating
                                          your child‟s imagination
                                          throughout the program.
                                         Einstein Imagined himself
                                          traveling on a sunbeam
                                          around the sun and back
                                          and the Theory of
There are no limits to what your          Relativity was born.
child can create with just the rods
and his/her own imagination.
The “Flow” State
                  This is the state of consciousness
                   when optimum learning takes
                   place. When you lose yourself in
                   the sheer enjoyment of the
                   experience that absorbs you.
                  This state occurs in children‟s
                   learning when the challenge is
                   neither too great (anxiety) or too
                   low (boredom) but matches the
                   skill level of the child perfectly.
                  EYCSAM encourages this
                   optimum learning state through
                   the use of open-ended challenges
                   and tasks that extend the child as
                   far as he/she is willing or able to
The Learning Potential of COLOR
                               Color can create or convey a
                               Kinesthetic learners need to
                                „feel‟ good about what they
                                are being asked to do.
                               Light blue and light green are
                                calming colors; for optimal
                                learning choose yellow, beige
                                or off-white.
                               Throughout EYCSAM math
                                concepts are introduced
                                through color. Number is
                                only introduced once the
                                concepts have been
Color can help create the       mastered.
optimum learning state.
Color and Memory Recall (1)

   Color is a powerful way of helping us classify and
    remember things. Ever been on the London Underground?
    Imagine if the map was in black and white!
Color and Memory Recall (2)

   Mind-maps utilize the power of color. They are regarded as
    one of the most effective aids to thinking, note-taking and
    revision ever devised.
Color and EYSCAM

                  Because number is an
                   abstract concept the rods
                   are given color names
                  Once children are familiar
                   with the color names they
                   are shown how to write
                   them as letters.
                  The traditional approach
                   of introducing children to
                   numerals too soon can fail
                   a child completely.
The Color Factor Number Square

                   Our Color Factor Number
                    Square is introduced once
                    children have acquired the
                    basic math concepts via
                   It is a visual tool children
                    find extremely useful in
                    helping them understand
                    the relationship between
                    multiplication and division
                    and fractions as operators
                    e.g. ¾ x 60
It‟s All In the Mind!
                       A rod can be any number I want
                        it to be but it can only ever be
                        one color.
                       In the animation opposite the
                        yellow rod will always be bigger
                        than the green.
                       If I decide that white represents 1
                        then green will be 3 and yellow 5.
                       But if I decide that white equals 2
                        that changes the value of green
                        to 6 and yellow to 10.
                       This kind of mental flexibility is
                        important at a later stage in your
                        child‟s development when
                        dealing with graphs etc.
Developing Thinking Skills

                    Throughout the program
                     children are encouraged to
                     think „beyond the rods‟.
                    The whole idea is to enable
                     children to think logically for
                     themselves when it is no
                     longer practical to use the
                    Look at the example opposite
                     where by simply asking an
                     „open‟ question we open up
                     infinite possibilities.
EYCSAM and Language Development

                   Well, what is language? Most
                    of us would probably agree
                    that the primary function of
                    language is to communicate
                    ideas - the power to translate
                    abstract thought into the
                    concrete form of words..
                    God was unhappy with the
                    idea men were
                    communicating to one
                    another so He confused their
                    language. (Genesis 11)
                   Lots of us have been
                    confused ever since!
EYCSAM and Language Development )

                    A prime cause of
                     confusion for children
                     learning to read and write
                     is phonics.

                    In the early stages of
                     EYCSAM children
                     understand that
                     something they have
                     created – their own idea-
                     can be represented in
                     written form without
                     worrying about phonics.
Mathematical Symbols
                                  Mathematical symbols
                                   form a universal language.
                                  The next stage of
                                   development is to
                                   introduce your child to
                                  With the letter names and
                                   the signs your child is
                                   equipped and ready to
                                   write mathematical
                                   sentences (equations) that
                                   will appear increasingly
                                   complex as his/her
 This is taken from Unit 19:       understanding grows.
 Introducing Signs: ‘minus’
Expressing Ideas

                      Once your child has been
                       given the letter names and
                       the signs he/she has the
                       tools to construct
                      He/she has discovered
                       how to translate thoughts
                       into a written form.
                      This ability will confidently
                       prepare the way for the
                       more complex challenge
                       of writing.
And There‟s Much More . . .
   EYCSAM is comprise of 68 units. The first 24 units need to be covered in
    sequence - at the child‟s own pace - but afterwards you can treat the
    remaining units like items on a menu.
   Over 50 of the units are supported by flash animations.
   Children will easily grasp concepts traditionally considered too
    „advanced‟ for them.
   They (and you) will achieve it naturally while having fun.
   Not only does this programme represent the best way to introduce math
    to young children it also helps them „learn how to learn‟ – for example,
    abilities like „memory recall‟ „incidental learning‟ and „mental imaging‟ are
    generic and can be applied to many areas of learning.
   The program is ideal for parents working at home with their child or
    equally for teachers in school working with large groups of students.
 Thanks for viewing the presentation.
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   I truly believe ‘Ensure Your Child
   Succeeds At Math’ is the best way of
    introducing math to young children
   (and adults) and will instil a life-long
  love and deeper understanding of the
       exciting world of mathematics.
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