what is math?
Math teaches logic and order. You can expect a mathematical equation to have a predictable outcome. All math requires precise steps that must be followed in order to attain that result.
The discipline of mind that children develop in math class can carry over into everyday life. Companies know this, as some businesses will hire math majors based on the presumption that students who are good at math have learned how to think.
Math can also provide a way for which critical-thinking skills are put into practice and refined. A mathematical critical thinking example is when students are required to explain how they arrived at a solution to a problem or to describe the ideas behind a formula or procedure.
At Mayfair Lab, we use the Eureka Math model of teaching at all grade levels.