Maths is fun. If your child thinks it’s not, the education system’s at fault for not presenting maths in a way that’s palatable to the students.
Every child has their own unique Learning Style, in other words, every child learns in a different way:
- some need to picture what they’re learning in their minds,
- some need to touch learning tools and aids, trace the answers with their fingers or simply write the answers down a few times,
- some need to hear the lesson explained,
- some need to work it out for themselves.
All in all, there are 49 Learning Style Elements that affect your child’s ability to concentrate on their school work. Please have a look at the LSA Pyramid to see what they are.
If your child is kinesthetic-external, for example, take them for a walk and:
- count your steps,
- skip-count the cars that pass you,
- identify the numbers on the houses as you walk,
- add the registration numbers of the parked cars,
- stop to buy a healthy snack and ask your child to count the money, work out the change, etc.
A tactile child will enjoy making and using learning tools such as flip-charts, electro-boards, models and wrap-arounds.
Do you know whether your child will enjoy playing a maths-based board game or baking a cake? Find out here.