Can math understanding and skills be taught using a heart-first approach? Absolutely! In fact, children learn best through stories, real-life application, hands-on activities, and games. Our Mindful Math approach has three easy-to-implement parts.
At The Mindful Heart, we organize math materials by developmental level instead of grade level. Generally children will work through each developmental level for three years. However, we always recommend taking the child’s current development, interests, strengths, and weaknesses into consideration when determining which level to choose for each subject. For example, some children might developmentally be at one level in their language arts skills and another level in their math skills. That is completely normal and acceptable! Another child might move through the Zeta Level in four years and the Theta Level in only two years. This is also completely normal and acceptable! Allow your children's unique strengths, talents, and abilities to guide the way while loving, encouraging, and supporting them as they work to improve in some of their weaker areas. They will progress! Trust the Lord—He has a specific mission in mind for each child, and each mission has a slightly different path.