Math can be considered as the basic of all other sciences you learn and when it comes to one’s daily life, a balanced living without math application is unthinkable. So, while teach you kids, math is one subject to be given utmost care. It’s all about application of logic, so you need to train it that way.
Here we will discuss a few tips to help you get your kids interested in maths and take it more as fun than heavy learning.
Be an example by yourself
Surveys show that many adults describe themselves as those who hated math at school. If you are one among them, be very careful not to communicate the same attitude to your kids. The most important aspect of learning math is to build an attitude towards it and for this; you have to set yourself as a model to them.
Show them you are confident while completing the routine tasks using maths as counting money, dealing with shopkeepers, or while completing the tax return. At each of such instances when they are with you, you can point out the importance of math in daily life to your kids.
You have to be familiarised with the learning standards
To teach them, first you have to do a baseline preparation. Know what type of match skills your kids should learn at their current grade of study. You can check it with their teachers or access the info about learning standards of children at different grades at state education department website. If you know what they are or need to learn, it becomes easier for you to reinforce such skills with simple activities at home.
Help them with every day math
You have to encourage your kids by making them also solve problems out of the syllabus. Say for example, while at a grocery shop, you can ask them to calculate the price of four cans of cheese by giving one in their hand. While in a car, ask them to calculate how long it will take to reach to your destination by considering the current speed. You can ask your high school kids to calculate the percentage of discount when you at a cloth store.
Monitoring their math work
Check if your children’s math assignments from school are only routine homework or if the teachers have included some innovative problems to solve for understanding math concepts better. You can check it with their teachers on what all techniques they practice to make math more acceptable to students.
Pay close attention to all details
You can help them out with math homework, but not by solving all problems for them. Make sure that they show you all their work when solving equations and using correct calculations to find out right answers. It is important to give them a comfortable learning environment without any distractions and also find the most appropriate time when can they focus the most.
Also just explore the internet and you will be finding plenty of math games to play. At the elementary school years, children can also enjoy math on playing games as chess, cribbage, checker, dominoes, and backgammon etc.