3 Ways to Make Math Learning Fun for Kids

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Start young. A parent is the first teacher a child knows before she goes to school. Starting young would mean encouraging the kids to look at numbers in a fun, playful manner. For instance, counting the plates set on the dining table at mealtimes, counting the number of cookies in the baking tray, counting out the small change at the supermarket. Kids will not realize they are learning while going about these small everyday tasks.
Practice every day. A little bit of math every single day should be made a part of your child’s routine so that she doesn’t take it as a headache or an arduous task to be completed. The key here is to get kids into the habit of playing with numbers regularly – be it through simple worksheets, online games or tutorials.
Introduce math into play. It could be anything – counting out money in a game of monopoly, exploring and segregating geometric shapes of different types into separate piles, playing hopscotch or dice games – the list is endless.

Kids don’t really hate math when they say they do; it’s more often than not a case of being afraid of it because they do not understand it well enough. A healthy amalgamation of the above three factors could go a long way in getting rid of the math phobia in kids.
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