Math For 5-Year Olds… Too Difficult?

Honestly, do you think that these equations are a tad too advanced for 5-year old pre-schoolers?

When I explained to her how to go about solving the equations, I really doubted that she remembered everything, i.e. what she has to do when the empty box is in front, when the empty box is behind, when it’s plus and when it’s minus.

If my memory didn’t fail me, I think I was only taught these when I was in standard 2 or 3. I really don’t remember doing all these when I was a 5-yo pre-schooler. I only remembered I knew how to count from 1-100 when I was 5-yo and I remember playing and singing a lot in kindy…. definitely not doing Math equations.

I have to say that Alycia has improved and caught up with her peers by the leaps and bounds since early this year. She can now do her Math homework by herself (she always insists that she wants to do it by herself) though most times I still sit next to her to ensure that she did it correctly.
Alycia did this exercise on her own and she got almost all correct, with a couple of careless mistakes.

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17 thoughts on “Math For 5-Year Olds… Too Difficult?”

1. Waaaa… I have to say that it seems pretty difficult for a 5 year old lor…

2. Yes definately too difficult for a 5 year old. Now my son is doing this in std 1 but only 1-10.

3. Yup. Half the year is up for Std 1 and they are not learning this yet.

4. oh…so difficult? my son also 5 years old but his math is quite simple.

5. I heard that BM is tough too! I really dont know how to cope when its my turn to guide my lil one!

6. jesselyn

yeah….it’s so difficult, my daughter doing addition standard 1 now but very much easier. My 5 year old son still blur blur with numbers….hahaha

7. If she loves numbers….she may be an accountant one day 🙂 Ya…i dont recall doing such difficult task when 5 yrs old..

8. it’s so hard for 5 yrs old. She is so clever that can do it with less mistake.

9. Now the syllabus are very tough. I’m worry too whether able to guide my girl in future. Although we know the answer but we need to know the teaching technique too. After I wasted my energy explained to my nephew, end up he answer me he NOT UNDERSTAND haha.

10. errr.. looking at the degree of difficulty, i dread those days of evenings full of homework.

11. Have you checked her Standard one syllabus to see if it is more advanced than this or easier than this? Because if it is easier than this, she is going to be bored at Standard One, for Maths anyway……..

12. wow…sooo difficult ar…Jeriel also not that level wor….

13. Wow… *shivers* to think that Chloe is only 2 years away from being 5. Guess mummy better get prepared first…

14. gosh! This is tough!!! We only do addition and sub within 100 in Primary 1 here!

15. wow….i’m impressed that alycia can do these all by herself, she must be one brilliant child. my boys at 7 yrs old still need guidance….. sigh 🙁

16. i think it is definitely beyond the immediate comprehension of many 5 y.o.s. Faint 🙁

17. Wow! How did she learn that? Did you send her to a Math tuition centre (eg enopi)??