Our Educational System is Very Effective...

MATH IS CRUCIAL TO KIDS

We've all been kids. We've been there. We all know that it can bring distress. But we know that mathematics is an integral part of life. As such it is crucial that we teach our children proper math.

Children may work harder and perhaps perform better if they can be shown the importance of math in everyday life. Rewarding them for learning and applying math skills can be pretty effective. When I was 4 or 5 years old... I remember memorizing the entire mulitplication table (until the 9th column) in like a week. The prize was a bike.

Our educational system, in my opinion, is not properly imparting proper math. It would certainly fall to parents to make sure that their children receive the proper foundation.

When kids are left alone when it comes to math... well they may just come up with their own theories.
When kids are left alone when it comes to math... well they may just come up with their own theories.

Every Kid Should Know Life Is Math

But our educational is not all to blame. Most kid just hate math. I did when I was kid. This dislike may not always come from hating math. It could come from experiencing mathematical problems.

 

Once you see kids stuggling with assignments or simple concepts, don't leave them. It is the perfect time to help them learn the necessary skills.

Now if you can't do this, you can always look into tutoring.

Don't let them turn into these...

You'd better teach your kid... or later in the future you might feel like canceling them out.
You'd better teach your kid... or later in the future you might feel like canceling them out.
Makes you feel "I'm gonna deep six this kid"
Makes you feel "I'm gonna deep six this kid"
Now terrific kid... follows by example. So better be a good example.
Now terrific kid... follows by example. So better be a good example.
Too much bedtime stories... little math. Get the picture?
Too much bedtime stories... little math. Get the picture?
To much pirate games could result to this...
To much pirate games could result to this...
Would you own your kid if he performs this in front of the PTA?
Would you own your kid if he performs this in front of the PTA?
This could result to your kid when exposed to much to games...
This could result to your kid when exposed to much to games...

So what do you think? 7 comments

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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Ouch. Yep. Ouch, again.

It's going to take a few decades, I'm thinking, to make up for the decline of education we have witnessed in the latter half of the twentieth century -- that is, if a concerted effort is made by everyone involved -- everyone.

Great hub, needful.


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SiddSingh 7 years ago

LOL...

As I reached the equation expansion, I was almost going to fall off my chair! I remembered an old maths problem which someone shared with me long back. I thought I would point you to it. But it was already there, the very next one!

Very funny! I enjoyed it thoroughly!


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needful things 7 years ago from Poland Author

Yep Teresa... it seems that nothing in todays advancement in education could make up for the old style education...


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needful things 7 years ago from Poland Author

Yep Teresa... it seems that nothing in todays advancement in education could make up for the old style education...

That is also one of my favorites Sid...


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buddygallagher 7 years ago from manila, philippines

So true! I never learned the importance of math till I reached college algebra and misearbly failed! i am ashamed to admit that I only memorized the entire multiplication table at that time! hehehe

Great hub!


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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

I know with my daughter she does not learn math with traditional methods so public school was a let down in that subject for us. Luckily I knew this and supplemented at home and she did very well on that portion of the SAT when she took it recently.


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Lgali 7 years ago

lot of good info

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