– Problems with concentration? Take a break! It’s healthy and refreshing for the brain. Go for a walk or snack during your break. Be sure to decide in advance how long the break will last and stick to it. Last but not least, pat your child on the back from time to time. After your homework is done, take him / her to the park, play ball, or go to the movies. He / she will appreciate the reward and understand that hard work pays off.
Tips for Improving Math Skills and Expanding Numeric Operations
– Stir up your child’s interest and enthusiasm by using something interesting for him or her. Count how many dolls (or bottle caps, baseball cards, etc.) your child has in his / her collection. Count the number of marmalades
in the bowl – then subtract the amount your child ate! Practice basic math skills using games like dominoes, dice, and playing cards – games your child associates with fun, not learning.
– Number rhymes with words: 2 + 2 = (four-door), 3 + 7 = (ten-handed), etc.
– While doing housework – count! How many toys did he leave on the floor? How many things did you forget to put away? Be creative. Let your child come up with a game. It’s fun!
– During a snack, have your child divide crackers, orange wedges, or other snack evenly between siblings, parents, etc.
– Open a joint savings account to calculate the amount added to the account each month.
– Use measuring cups in the kitchen to teach your child about fractions while cooking or baking.
– Invite your kid for Rs. 100 shopping in the sweet section of the grocery store! Ask them to count the number of pieces and how much money they have left to spend. Let them also count the change.
-Spam? Don’t throw it away! Ask your child to place a fictitious order and add up the prices of the items in the catalog. Even credit card offers can be compared to a check that offers the best deal. Do it together!
Math is fun, especially when you make it a creative part of your kid’s day! Anything you have at home can help your child improve his or her counting, addition, and subtraction skills.