Starting with babies inspecting their world to the recognition of similar characteristics of objects by toddlers, the ability to categorize and to use numbers, patterns, sequencing, and cause and effect to solve problems continues to develop and grow throughout early childhood. The learning environment should offer opportunities to relate math and science to real life situations while providing activities that make math and problem solving fun, relevant, and challlenging.
Children who are adept tin logical-mathematical abilities learn through asking questions in a logical manner, making connections between pieces of information, exploring, and developing strong problem-solving and reasoning skills.
The capacity to use numbers effectively (e.g. as a mathematician, tax accountant, or statistician) and to
reason well (e.g. as scientist, computer programmer, or logician). This intelligence also follows traditional teaching practices, using number facts and scientific principles, as well as observation and experimentation.
Children who are logic smart respond well to "what if" questions.
Logical -Mathematical intelligence is characterized by scientific reasoning, a love for abstraction, and an interest in mathematical operations. These children are interested in graphing, counting, and manipulating numbers. They are fascinated by how things work.
Mathematically talented young children:
· use advanced arithemtic skills
· use highly orginal reasoning
· ask a series of logical questions focused on solving a problem
· apply reason to solve concrete and abstract problems
· enjoy using hands-on tools such as uniflex cubes, blocks, puzzles, and abacus to solve logical- mathematical problems
· enjoy computer games and applications related logical-mathematical reasoning
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