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Math Lessons Made Easy
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - March 19th, 2014
Getting your kids’ attention can be very difficult especially when you are teaching math. Not only is the subject least loved by most kids but it also requires a great deal of strategy to be able to teach the different math concepts creatively. Nevertheless, here are some ideas in teaching math lessons effectively and less the hassle.
Puzzles. Who doesn’t love answering puzzles and number searches? Kids always have a penchant for board games that having these games laid out before them is surely hard to resist. For pre-schoolers, you can come up with puzzles in big bold letters and with images that they can color after they are done answering.
Mind games. Let your kids do the thinking by giving them mind-boggling questions and other activities that will develop their logical and critical thinking abilities. You can even let them come up with their own questions for everybody to answer. Unconsciously, you are giving them the chance to discover their potentials and hone their skills. For the activity to be even more challenging, you can classify the questions into different categories. Likewise, you can have them grouped if you want the classroom interaction to be more exciting and competitive.
Trivia. There are lots of math concepts that sometimes teachers tend to overlook. Why not ask your kids to also do their own research on important trivia? Have each child come up with is or her own math trivia and give everyone a chance to share it with the class. You can even encourage them to have their trivia illustrated such that when the time comes for the said math concept to be taught you have a ready visual aid on hand.
Teaching math lessons should not be approached with difficulty. In fact, everything comes easy if you have these handy strategies in mind. Visit http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/ for additional tips.