|“Math,” (Yikes!)… For some of us, this simple word sends a shiver up our spine as those long ago tormented years in math classes come back in a wave of consciousness so strong we can still smell the musty text books and # 2 pencils. As parents, we desire to help our children learn and understand how they will one-day come to use math in their everyday lives. How then, do we get past our nightmarish math memories to the point where, while educating our children, we too can overcome the hesitations and learn to enjoy math?
Homeschool.com consulted with IPlayMathGames.com to ask them their advice on how parents can overcome their own math phobias in order to help their children discover the joy of mathematics. Their suggestions were simple and constructive. Here are some great tips to help motivate both you and your student to study math.