How are basic mathematics and mathematical thinking in English different?


Currently, English centers offer additional courses such as math in English, online math, and fun experimental learning to develop children’s brains and enhance their English skills. So, is it beneficial for children to learn math in English early? The following article will answer parents’ questions as they prepare their children for these courses.

How do basic math and math in English differ?

1/ Basic Math

+ Children will be taught according to the textbook curriculum compiled by the Ministry of Education with pre-existing formulas, so anyone can learn it. This is a passive form of learning, making it difficult for children to fully develop their thinking skills.

+ To learn basic math, children will be taught through counting rods and calculators to get accurate results.

+ In reality, solving a math problem takes quite a lot of time because the formulas are available but not applied correctly.


2/ Learning Math in English

This is a combination of analytical math and English, so when children learn this subject, they will develop both skills.

+ Children will learn math through various analytical skills combined with thinking and creativity to come up with accurate answers.

+ It helps children better understand each math problem.

+ Children can get used to difficult math problems and provide accurate answers.

+ Compared to basic math, in math in English, children do not use counting tools but use their fingers.

+ It improves their English vocabulary and logical problem-solving skills.

+ This method helps children improve their mental arithmetic.

From the above points, we can see that learning math in either basic or analytical form has different characteristics and benefits. However, basic math is used in schools, so children must learn it. Parents who want their children to develop better should also have them learn analytical math, so they have two different learning methods.

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Benefits of letting children learn math in English

1/ Stimulates children’s brain thinking

Combining a foreign language with scientific subjects will help children develop better intellect. This allows them to actively present their ideas and opinions logically.

When learning math in English, children’s vocabulary will improve, and they will be exposed to new knowledge from around the world.

2/ Enhances personal foreign language skills

In the process of learning analytical math, children will also be taught additional English vocabulary and formulas, helping them progress even further.


3/ Opportunity to participate in international exams

Currently, there are many international math competitions in Vietnam suitable for various ages.

When participating in these competitions, the chances of children studying abroad will increase.

Therefore, parents can consider choosing a reputable center for their children to join analytical math courses as soon as possible.

ICLC is currently considered a quality English center in Ho Chi Minh City. We have a team of teachers with international certificates and many years of teaching experience, ensuring the quality of training for each student.

Additionally, ICLC is also a top English center for beginners, working professionals, busy individuals, and those who need to prepare for IELTS, TOEIC, STARTERS, etc.

For any questions about the analytical math course, please contact us at the information below:


Registered Business Address: 1116A Quang Trung, P.8, Q. Go Vap, HCMC

Vietnam Office: 438 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 11, District 10


Hotline: 0917.729.932


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