Hi punitha , it is great that you are finding ways to help teach math to a five year old student. For starters, you can find out what level of math the student should be learning, such as if it should be pre-school math or kindergarten level math. Then you should go the worksheet area in the education.com website and print out some worksheets in math for the student to try. There are many worksheets, so you can pick and choose worksheets that the student will be interested in and so will be more motivated to work. Below are links for some math worksheets to try out. If your student does not want to work on worksheets, then you can try other activities that are more hands-on. Activities such as counting actual items they can hold, such as candy or marbles. You can also try playing math games with the student, such as play for fish numbers game and grab bag numbers game. These games, as well as many more games, can be found in the activities area of the website. I have provided the links for the two games mentioned. Good luck!
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The first source to go to to answer this question is your child's teacher or the Math coach at his/her school. This will give you a sense of not only the topics but the techniques that your child is learning at school to understand Math. Below is a resource on homeschooling that has some good considerations when teaching math at home. There is also two links to the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics - an article about effective attitudes in teaching Math and a page of lessons from Pre-K to 2. Finally, for at-home fun activities to help with math concepts and build a love of the subject, check out the education.com web link to Math activities. Best of luck!