Is your child finding Math to be a subject they struggle with or finds boring? Maybe they aren’t grasping the concepts because of new education standards or the teacher is going too fast for them to understand. Well there are ways for you to make Math fun and interactive in your home.
Cook with your Kids
By measuring and combining ingredients to make an after school treat, not only are you helping your kids learn measuring, you are also helping them with counting, fractions, sorting and weighing. The incorporation of Math into cooking is important not only for their skill level but also for the outcome of the treat they are making.
Money and Savings
A fun way to engage kids in learning about their dollars and cents is by playing the game Money Bags. This game helps kids learn how to count, add, subtract, and save money along the way to seeing who has the most money at the end of the game. It is a quick and fun game for children to learn about money. Another game is PayDay where children have to save enough money to pay their bills, rent, loans and whoever has enough money at the end of the game wins. The game focuses on saving, counting, adding, subtracting, and financial management.
Online Games and Help Topics
Some Math sites are quick and simple for kids. They are challenging enough to keep them entertained but use concepts that match their grade level to increase their understanding of the challenges they are facing in Math. The site arcademics.com has multiple games for kids to play. Games are about a minute in length and they do not have to login to play. The site also has some other games for other skills besides Math if your child needs assistance. Another site for online assistance is mathisfun.com. This site not only has games for the younger children, but additional help with Algebra, Data, Geometry, Money and Numbers. By clicking on a category that your child needs assistance in, they will find a plethora of additional information and examples to the problems they are having in Math. For instance, helping your child learn about time can be difficult with everything digital these days. Under the measurement section, there are different ways that clocks and time are introduced. It also compares analog and digital clocks so children will see the difference.