Teaching the subject to an older child may be a bit more difficult. There are many math problems out there that can be used to bring it down to their level. Using this subject in an everyday situation is a one idea. For example, tell a story that involves that child. If he goes to the store and buys a gallon of milk with a five dollar bill and the milk is only three dollars, how much money will he have left? Using word problems will help the child understand it more.
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.