Learning and developing Math skills is an important part of a child’s development and key to keeping future University or College opportunities available. Yet many students find math challenging to learn and may frustrated as they work through their homework questions.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Math can be fun for your child and also for parents as they help provide support. Here are some ideas to not only increase your child’s enthusiasm for math, but also build their skills for future success.
Make it Real Life: When reviewing math questions, change up the words to make it fun. For example, instead of using generic items like bricks, include fun items like cupcakes, baseballs, cars that your daughter or son will enjoy.
Include Math in Your Daily Activities: Math occurs everywhere in our daily lives. On the next road trip if your child asks when they’ll get there, mention the final time and ask how many minutes are left. Or for high school students provide the kilometers and distances and ask how long it will be until the destination. Another great opportunity is cooking. Ask your child to measure all the different ingredients needed to bake a cake or create the meal. Last, if your child loves sports use statistics like batting average, scores or goals.
Use Math Games: There are tons of math games available for children of all ages. With the increase in educational technology, there is no better spot to find fun and engaging math games than in apps for your computer or tablet. Fortunately, we have a great list of helpful math apps to learn numeracy, arithmetic, geometry and algebra. To see our list click here.