Written by Samantha Ellingsworth.
Did you know that math can be fun? I know it may come as a surprise to many, but it’s true. Math can be fun! But how? If your child is struggling with math or you find that teaching math frustrates you easily then it may be a good idea to start developing a stronger, happier relationship with math. What that means is that it helps to have positive associations with math rather than negative associations because, otherwise, you will create a mental block with math.
In order to prevent that, it is beneficial to have fun with math. One way to do just that is to play math-orientated games. There are a plenty of math-orientated board games and card games, like Cloud Hopper (sold here), Clumsy Thief (sold here), and Sums in Space (sold here), just to name a few.
If you are a person who frequents Pinterest, there are also plenty of boards created by teachers and homeschool parents who make it their mission to come up with creative ways to entertain their young students while also educating them; it could be interesting to give their boards a quick browse. An excellent one we recommend is The Measured Mom. She has many boards dedicated to educating children in fun and interactive ways!
Lastly, we recommend you try out our new and fun app! Under the same name, Sqooasha, it is available for iPhone users and Android users. It provides on-the-go, competitive fun with games of addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication.
So the next time you find yourself in distress over math because you or your child are struggling with it, try to bring some fun into the teaching and learning process.