How Are You Planning To Prepare Your Child For Middle School Math?

in Help with Math


For many students, math is a monster and they are afraid of their math lessons. They opine that math has no real application in the real world and that it is just an overload for them. The teachers on the other hand find it difficult to deal with these students and fail to explain to the students the real world implications of math. It is because of this that they fail to motivate their students to love the subject and develop interest that lasts for long. However, if you are a teacher who is looking for ways to motivate your students, the first thing that you need to do is to stay positive.

Understanding math can be extremely challenging for some students and if you see that a particular student is actually struggling with a particular math assignment, you need to ask him or her to explain the entire assignment to you or speak of what he or she needs to do to complete the assignment. Doing this will reveal the level of understanding the student has and once you figure it out, you will be able to actually help the student in a better way.

Teaching math is not simply about exercise and workbooks. You need to make sure that you attach the relevance of real life implications of the subject in your teachings. For example, students wait eagerly for their lunch breaks. You can actually ask them to count the number of minutes that they need to spend in the class before they can run off for their lunch break. This will help them to understand the importance of math in real life and they will develop a sense of liking for the subject as a whole.

When you associate some games with your teaching, you will be amazed to see the outcome. Remember that children learn it better when they get interested in a particular subject. What else other than fun games associated with math can be a better way to teach them math? Create challenging puzzles and break the class into groups and ask the groups to solve the puzzle. The team which solves first will be the winner and it can be motivating if you can add some rewards for the winner. Finally, you need to maintain a steady communication with the parents and keep them informed about the performances of their children and let them know the possible ways they can adapt back at home to help their students learn properly and quickly. You may find that some parents are not comfortable in teaching math because of their lack of expertise on the subject and hence, you need to pay some extra attention to some of the students.



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