Published at Monday, 02 September 2019. Kids Worksheet. By Cateline Laine.
You might remember a concept in algebra called "factoring." Factoring means breaking up into parts that are multiplied together to give you the whole. You can factor numbers.If this does not make any sense to you, do not worry about it. Just trust me, if you do not know your multiplication tables, you can not factor. If you can not factor, you will not do well at all in algebra, geometry, or trigonometry. The same is true for mastery of working with fractions. So, in general, kids who do not learn their multiplication tables and arithmetic with fractions usually do not do well in math. It has been proven that success in science depends to a great extent on success in math. So, these same kids usually do not do well with science, either.
There are many math-based games available in educational toy stores that will help to reinforce the principles your child learns in worksheets. Computer games can help too, but depending on the age of your child, it is best not to encourage too much computer use at an early age. Everyday activities can be turned into math lessons too. A trip to the grocery store can turn into a math lesson if you encourage your child to help you count how many items you are buying, or add up the bottles of milk as you add them to your cart.
Without being openly sympathetic, inform the child that you understand its frustration. Do not say, Ah, I also do not like math! It is, however, very positive to say, math was initially difficult for me, but I pressed on and got the hang of it. Realize that children who are having difficulty with math dread math worksheets, which is reason why they procrastinate and do their homework at the last minute or after several reminds.The way to get such a child to turn a good leave is not to rescue it if it has procrastinated attending to its 3rd grade math worksheets; if you do it will do it again believing that you will come to its assistance.
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