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.
A lot of people hate math. They say that it's boring. But don't you know that we use math in our everyday life? When we go to the supermarket and buy something, we use math in counting our change. We are also using math when we check the time everyday. When we ride the bus, pay the bills, building things, estimate the ingredients in cooking, budgeting our daily consumptions and the list goes on and on and on.