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Math For Kids – How To Choose The Right Math Lessons

Updated on August 26, 2011

When it comes to teaching Math for kids’ lessons at the comforts of your home, there are certain things you need to know. You must not just pick a book or two and bring them at home. Right after, teach your kid about Math. There are certain factors that are necessary for you to remember in order to make sure that you are giving the right lessons for your kids.

The following are the factors to be considered when choosing the right Math lessons:

1. Age

This is the basic factor you need to consider when you are going to choose what Math for kids’ lessons you are going to give to your child. Of course, you do not want to give away lessons that are fitted for a 4th grade student when your kid is still in his pre-kindergarten years, right? This would be improper. You need to teach your kid lessons that are designed for his age and avoid taking advance lessons for a 2nd grade or 3rd grade when your kid is on his 1st grade. This will just mess up his brain and might trigger him to hate Math in the future. Bottom line, Math lessons given to a kid must be age-appropriate.


2. Mental capacity

In school, children are classified into slow learners and fast learners. If you have observed, there are some teachers who would always make a point that those kids who are slow learners can catch up with those who are fast learners. But this is not always the case in every classroom. What if the teacher teaches Math that fast learners can comprehend and slow learners will always be left behind and your kid belong to that group. What would you do? Well, this is where you get into the picture and help out your kid to catch up. Give him Math for kids’ lessons at home that will fit his mental capacity until such time he can cope up with the rest. Do not leave your kid inside the classroom with his teacher. You need to check up on your kid and know whether he is catching up on the lesson or he is way behind.

3. Personality

Kids will always be kids. This is the reason why during pre-kindergarten and kindergarten stages, teachers would always make it a point that kids do learn but not torturing their brain with too much tests and exams. Most often, the activities involved arts, teaching them Math through play time like counting toys, touching objects, more on visual stuff. Therefore, if your kid is on a particular stage that his learning is motivated through visually looking at the lesson or topic, then you need to make sure that the Math for kids’ lessons you are giving for your kid would be inclined with his personality. Do not strangle his mind with numbers and words. It should be more of objects, colors, shapes, etc.

Bottom line, when it comes to Math for kids, you must open your mind to the possibility of being creative and learning new things on how to instill Math into your kid’s brain without having to bombard him with loads of numbers to his memory.

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      Chef Tina 6 years ago

      Thanks for commenting! I glad you find it useful. Truly, many kids absolutely hate Math! lol That's why I had this hub up to encourage parents to be still encourage kids. Hopefully, this really help.

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      Awesome Hub! I don't have a child but know I will someday. It is hilarious on my part because I never even thought about this. I want to know what is the best for my child. Great Hub and thank you! Voted up! :)