Help your child understand and learn to love math. Here are a few simple ways you can interest your child in math.
- Encourage your child to ask questions.
By letting them ask questions, you can find out how to help them learn more.
- Use games and educational toys .
Teach young children the difference between big and small, high and low, fast and slow, and heavy and light. By doing this, you help them begin to learn about math and science. And use toys and games, from Tic-Tac-Toe and Monopoly™ to calculators and computers.
- Work with your child's teacher.
Stay involved in the learning process. If you know what's going on at school, you can help your child at home.
- Don't tell your child you hate math too.
Math can be frustrating, but don't make it worse for your child. Don't say things like "I hate math too!" Instead, say things like, "I had trouble with math too. But I wish I stuck with it and figured it out like you're doing."
- Set high standards.
Encourage your child to work hard. Give praise when she does well.
- Make sure your child knows jobs require math.
Use your job or the job of a family member as an example. Being good at math can help you get a better job.