One great way to teach it is by using math worksheets. One could make worksheets that are fun for children to complete. Adding graphics such as fruit and candy and having the children add them up will open their minds to it and have them learning in a fun way. Also, the sense of accomplishment the child has after completing the math worksheet correctly will encourage him to continue learning the subject.
Figures, Fractions, Signs and Symbols are part of the exciting world of mathematics. Some kids dislike math with a passion and this sometimes has to do with one simple fact _ the way they have been taught. Maybe it was just one bad experience in elementary school but somehow it served to seal their fate and from then on math was just a bad word.