How To Help Your Child Overcome Math Phobia
One of the biggest anxieties that children suffer from is math phobia, i.e. the fear of math. This problem has been there for a long time and has increased exponentially nowadays due to the mounting study pressures and an ever-increasing size of the syllabus that they have to cover in school.
There are several reasons why your child might be scared of math. However, there are certain ways in which you as a parent can help them to overcome it and actually enjoy learning the subject on their own.
So let us discuss if you of the things that you can do at home to help your child overcome math phobia:
Make the fundamentals clear: Clarifying the fundamental concepts is the first step in making your child ready to grasp the advanced concepts of math later. So revisit the basics of math with the child whenever required and understand the concepts where the knowledge is lacking. Revise those areas to give the child the necessary clarity he / she needs.
Constant Practice: It is said that practice makes a man perfect, and this is applicable to math as well. Make the child solve at least 5 math problems every day so that the concepts get deep-rooted in his / her mind. The child will also become confident in applying the knowledge to solve the math problems independently without facing any problems.
Encourage questions: Many children who we have talked to have a lot of questions about mathematics which they are afraid to ask anyone. Make yourself available to solve all the questions that your child has and encourage him / her to be curious. In this way, you will be giving the necessary clarity which will enable your child to overcome math phobia.
Practical activities: A great way to boost the interest levels of your child in mathematics is to engage in various practical activities and math games that the child can enjoy. Find out various mental math problems and math games from the internet which the child can solve. This will make the math concepts come alive in his / her mind and eventually remove their fear of the subject.
The Cuemath program is scientifically designed to remove math phobia from the minds of young children in a fun way. Do let us know if you would want us to help your child and we will be happy to get him / her enrolled in one of our centers.
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