How on earth can you make learning maths fun for the kids when you don’t understand the sum of it all?!Not surprisingly, new research by maths e-learning app Matific has found many kids suffer from maths anxiety.
Some of these students are being deliberately funny; others may very well be trying (and failing) to find the right answer.
We think every single one of them deserves a place in the Smart Aleck Hall of Fame.
The good news is that kids who participate in fun maths activities are more likely to be engaged and learn. Here’s a few tips for parents to sharpen up their numbers and easy ways to multiply the fun factor by 100 … You can also find the info’ at Australian Curriculum, which sets the expectations for what all Australian students should be taught from kindy (Foundation) to Year 10. For parent- and student-friendly explanations of ‘caterpillar counting, compensation strategy, cylinders’ and a load of maths terms I’ve never heard of, head to School A to Z.
Confession: I had no idea what a ‘jump strategy’ was a week ago. This is the maths bible – and powered by the NSW Government.
And if you admire this kid’s holistic perspective, learn 15 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be More Mindful.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than this kid just wrote a brilliant essay.
If you’re faced with something as ludicrous as homework for 4-year-olds, feel not an ounce of shame if you decide to take matters into your own hands in order to speed up the process. If you can get through without dropping any F bombs, you deserve some sort of major award.
The only thing worse than sitting there for hours and helping your kid plod through his homework is following him around begging him to do it himself.
Oh, it’s just your brain trying desperately to call up math shit you learned in 1994 and thought you’d never have to use again. In trying to project an image of having your shit together, you might tell your social media world that your kid is doing just swell with their homework.
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down and a little “after school special” definitely makes the homework more tolerable.