Math can be one of the most challenging subjects for children. Math can frustrate students at just about any age. Parents, at times, will struggle to provide their children with the extra help their children may need. It is up to parents and teachers to do whatever they can to ensure that children are meeting their targets and succeeding in all the areas of math that they need to.

Treat math as exciting _ Use bright objects to explain basic concepts of addition and subtraction. This is the nice thing about math. It opens you up to a world of opportunities. I used my floor tiles to explain the concept of area. Apples and other colorful fruits can be used to demonstrate addition and subtraction easily. Fractions are better understood when they can be visualized so use their regular picture puzzles to explain fractions _ they are pieces of a whole so why not? The same thing applies to pieces of apples and oranges. Flash cards and games also spark interest _ some teachers/parents swear by the math smart card games. Download some of the free math worksheets and resources online; some are very creative. I cannot emphasize this enough. The internet has a wealth of fun math resources.

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