I Hate Math & My Kiddo Hates Math
I hate math and my kiddo hates math too. This is a tough situation. Recent studies have shown that you’re not alone. For you, it can help examine your lens on math as well as your child’s lens. What gets in the way of you enjoying math? Was too hard The Way I was taught […]
I love math, but my kiddo hates math!
I love math, but my kiddo doesn’t. You are not alone. Of course, when we love math, we want others to share our enthusiasm with others, especially our children. Though sharing enthusiasm is often an excellent way to spark curiosity, when a kiddo doesn’t like a topic, this can backfire. Often when math is easy […]
I Don’t Like Math and My Kiddo Loves It
I don’t like math and my kiddo loves it. The quick and dirty answer is “Don’t rain on their parade”. It is really important to get curious and excited for them their and not to share your dislike or horror stories of bad experiences with your learner. It can be helpful to re-frame our thinking […]
I Love Math and My Kiddo Loves Math
I love Math, and my kiddo loves math If you love math, you probably see patterns right away, and conventional ways might have worked well for you. Or, at the very least, you could get through the math drills and worksheets quickly enough to have time to do what you wanted to do. Your kiddo […]
What is Your Lens on Math?
What is Your Lens on Math? Often our lens on a subject or skill has more impact on our child’s learning than we think. One I hear most often from parents is math. Since math experiences exist on a continuum, from loving to hating math, getting the right match between learner and resources includes your […]
What are your Favorite Math Resources?
Parents often ask me: “What are your favorite math resources? And, I usually say it depends on the kiddo. Usually I ask myself questions like these: What are my learner’s strengths? How does she like to learn? Does she like to: – Follow sequences – Watch someone do something and then imitate – Listen to […]