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.
It is essential to teach children mathematics at a young age and keep implementing it in their lives. Making the subject challenging, yet exciting, subject is a goal everyone should strive to meet. Make sure children know the importance of the subject get excited when it comes to solving math problems. If this subject is presented as fun one, then children will want to learn and explore it more. Whether one is teaching a child young or old, it is important to make math fun. Math will help children succeed in the future, no matter what they choose to do in their lives.