It is no secret that children hate math. In fact, if you ask just about any child out there, they will tell you that one of the subjects at school which they really hate is math.
So, it is your job, as a parent, to get your child interested in learning math. A person who understands math is really going to go places in life.
On this page, I am going to share with you a few tips for getting your child interested in maths.
Children learn most of their behaviours from their parents.
Therefore, you need to behave in a way that gets your children interested in learning math.
This means you need to be excited about math. So, count your money with enthusiasm, show your children how to budget properly (when they of a decent age, of course).
If you do all of this stuff, your enthusiasm should, hopefully, rub off on your child. It will also show your child just how important learning math actually is.
Get your child involved with using math in the ‘real world’
For example; ask them to count out the money that you need during a trip to the grocery store.
You may also want to help them to work out prices. In fact, as mentioned before, when they get older you may want to help them with budgeting and the like, even if it is just budgeting their allowance every month.
When your child has math homework, show an interest in it.
Show that you are interested in what they are doing in math.
Help them correct any answers that they may have got wrong, show that you are available to answer any questions that they may have.
If you do not show any interest in your child’s homework, there is a good chance that they will not be interested in it either.
Play math games!
There are plenty of board and card games out there that you can play with your child.
These games make learning fun. If you have a tablet computer or a smartphone, you will also find a plethora of games on the various app stores that you can download.
Basically, try to get your children playing games, they will love them and they will not even know that they are learning math!
If all goes to plan, your child should be dedicating at least 45 minutes a day, away from the classroom, to learning math.
To cap off their math education, you may also wish to invest in a math tutor, even if your child is performing well in school.
A good math tutor will go even further when it comes to helping a child get interested in maths in the classroom and, in my opinion, they are going to be worth every penny that you spend on them.
A good math tutor will cause your child’s grades to shoot all the way up, and that is going to be good for the rest of their life.