Let's face it; math is a less exciting subject for many children.
It is not uncommon for children to feel anxious and frustrated when faced with math problems, leading them to develop a dislike for the subject altogether.
But why do children hate math so much? Is it the dreaded word problems, the confusing equations, or the lack of interest?
The truth is that the reasons are complex and varied.
However, the good news is that there are strategies to help children overcome their fear of and frustration with math!
What are the reasons, and how can we help them?
Reason #1: Math Anxiety
Many children experience math anxiety and fear or tension when faced with math problems. This anxiety can lead to negative thoughts and emotions that interfere with learning and performance.
How to help: Acknowledge Their Feelings
Break down complex problems, practice regularly, provide positive feedback, use visual aids, make math fun, and seek additional support if necessary. Children can build confidence and succeed in math by taking these steps.
Reason #2: Lack of Engagement
Traditional math teaching methods can be dry and unengaging, making children lose interest and motivation and making math seem boring and irrelevant to their daily lives.
How to help: Learning Innovation
One of the best examples of learning innovation is through abacus training. Abacus training is a hands-on tool that makes math more engaging and interactive, improving children's understanding of math and helping them to focus more. Combining the abacus with traditional learning methods can make math more interesting and relevant to children’s lives.
Reason #3: Difficulty in Memorizing
Math often requires the memorization of formulae, equations and other concepts, which can be challenging for some children who need help with rote learning.
How to help: Visual Learning
Incorporating visual aids, such as diagrams and puzzles, can make memorizing formulae and concepts easier. Encourage critical thinking and real-world application to build deeper understanding that lasts beyond the classroom.
How we help!
Mentalmatics programs aim to empower children with a strong foundation in math. Our abacus training helps children visualize math concepts and confidently build problem-solving skills.
Incorporating songs and music makes learning fun and easy, helping young children understand and remember math concepts and techniques.
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