Combine math with reading _ There are quite a few nice children's books out there about math and who does not like a deal. Imagine it's a 2 for 1 deal you are getting, with the opportunity for your kid to enjoy reading and math at the same time. The Sir Cumference series comes to mind with its attractive illustrations and adventures. Less than Zero is another. It gives a good introduction to the concept of negative numbers. Also One Hundred Hungry Ants appeals to kids too. Well who doesn't love bugs? Check out online stores where you can read reviews but remember to ensure that the reading level is not more advanced that necessary to get the math concepts across. If that is the case that will just take the fun out of it and make your children frustrated.
Another important thing you must do as a parent is ensure that you are helping them with their homework. Make sure that every night they get homework, they spend time away from their friends and the television and sit down to concentrate on their work. This might seem daunting at first, but if you spend time with them and help them when they need your help, you can stress the importance of studying, and how it doesn't have to be as daunting and as boring as they think. Help them with their math worksheets every evening, whether they're working on the multiplication table or division, so that they can continue to succeed during their school career.