Making math fun and engaging for kids
Here at Ki Sung, we pride ourselves on our intuitive skills and intuitive way of teaching, rather than lecturing on the topics. Therefore, when we spot issues that can be improved by parents simply normalizing kids to life, we have started to implement this through our trainings and publications. We have also had conversations with many children from all age levels who have shown great enthusiasm in finding solutions to a wide range of problems and make them more fun by reliving their early experience of math.
Putting it simply, the mathematics process for any human being, whether or not they are interested in math, require learning. We want you to bring your child into math, but we also want to help you make the process fun by surrounding it with everyday fun and by teaching it from an intuitive, real-life perspective. You can register your child for a free weekly tutor for LEGO Learning Materials here.
I should start by putting the concept into context. Many people believe that children have an easy time learning basic facts, but only learn very simple things at an early age. This might make it tough for them to access some very complex topics later on in life, but by creating this illusion, we are keeping our children motivated by trying to make the process as natural as possible for them. This can also potentially help their brain development and help them to manage math more easily, should they decide to go further in the subject later on.
Getting your child to accept basic facts
This concept is introduced through various techniques that you can repeat over and over again. This is the main reason why it has led to improving the perception of math among adults, and this is the same tool that we are promoting to give your child the same chance. However, there are many times in life where math is not as simple as you think. According to this, the basic knowledge that everyone understands is about patterns and the multiplication functions. For example, 2+2 = 3. However, if this pattern were to change, would be difficult for the child to follow this example in their mind without being encouraged by the struggle of reliving and understanding the basic difference. These kinds of problems are very similar in relation to number recognition, reading, and many other learning patterns. We also use a similar tool that increases the accessibility of math for children by introducing an enjoyable flow of the lesson, one that teaches multiplication and algebra as well as a variety of other useful skills that they can incorporate into their daily lives. After adding these programs together, there are many ways that you can approach the issue of struggling with math, and you can determine what works best for your child.
Try to give your child a challenge
As we have already mentioned, once you first open the door with your child to the idea of mathematics, this is where the fun begins. Knowing what is going to happen and experiencing it together will make all the difference in a child’s view of the subject. That being said, it is important to give them a challenge in math at some point in their age, even if it’s just to try to achieve some simple goals that they can achieve. For example, if your child performs well in the first routine, but misses on the second one, find out what went wrong and how to improve, so they can gain more confidence and realize that they can succeed through hard work. Having this kind of approach to learning will also make the approach to problem solving easier, which will ultimately in the end improve their classroom experience.
Brainstorming materials for parents
One last tip that we have related to this issue, is the use of brainstorming materials. By using these, you can easily get kids interested in the subject and will help them to clearly understand the concept at hand by giving them a wide range of possible topics. As a parent, you should keep yourself and your child challenged, and these brainstorming supplies will definitely help the process.
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