We Know: How to Raise Math Scores
What causes a child to struggle in math?
There are two main reasons a child may struggle in math. The child has either failed to master a very important math function in the past, or he or she may have an aversion to math.
What do I do if my child failed to master a math function?
If your child failed to master a past math function, her or she will eventually hit a roadblock at some point. Math is a subject that is best learned systematically. To subtract, a child must first be able to add. Addition is also a key skill when learning to multiply. Division and fractions are also difficult to learn if the child has not mastered the previous levels. To fix this problem, you must go back to the point where the child began to have problems.
How do I pinpoint where my child began to have problems?
To find your child's weak-spot in math, there are several ways you can test hid or her skills.
When I find my child's weak spot, how do I re-reach him or her?
To re-teach your child a skill that he or she did not grasp, you must first make math enjoyable for the child. You can do this with:
If my child is doing well in math, but wants to do better, what should I try?
For a child who want to improve already good math scores you can: