Why Mental Math is Important?

Why is it still important to do math mentally?

In the advent of calculators, wherein it is very easy to do calculations, why is it still important to do math mentally?
There are so many reasons why it is still necessary for us adults, especially younger ones to do math mentally.
It is best for children to develop, train and do mental math calculations starting at the age of  5.

Mental Math stimulates both sides of the brain.

Doing mental math activities both sides of the brain. In doing such, the left brain is responsible for math and the right brain is responsible for imagination.
This practice enables children to fully develop their potentials.
Doing mental math daily or as a part of a routine would help children more accustomed to doing mental calculations in the future.
Through repetition better number sense and memory, skills are also developed.

Mental math methods help you understand mathematics.

Mental math requires the continual practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication and, division.
In the process, it helps with the application skills in maths and reduces mistakes in problem-solving.
it is essential to achieve the goal and allows a person to incorporate estimation, place value and measurement.
Children will be able to understand the mathematical concepts instead of just reading them.

Mental Math develops confidence.

Being able to do mental math enhances children’ ability to concentrate.
As they learn to manipulate numbers the more they become comfortable and would have confidence in doing it.
Being able to do math mentally leads to fluency and confidence

Summary

Mastering mental math allows students to do quick calculations in their head, freeing them to concentrate on more challenging problems.
It is best to start young and while the brain easily absorbs information and processes them right away.

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