Myth: Young children can’t solve mathematical problems.
Reality: For example, let’s see how 5-year-old Jamie solved this problem: If you have four cards on the table and two on the floor, how many will you have in all? “Well, it’s like fooooouuur,” says Jamie, pointing to the table and then to the floor, “Five, six. Six!” Another child, a bit less advanced, might put up four fingers on one hand, two on the other, and then count them all. Both are powerful problem-solvers.