Published at Tuesday, March 26th 2019. by Sarah Amstutz in division.
Give your child a specific amount of money while you are in the supermarket. Ask your child to go and buy a specific item without telling him the prize of the item. Ask your child to buy enough pieces of the item that he can buy with the money that you gave him. Your child will be able to use his division skills here because he will have to divide the money he has by the prize of the item before he will be able to pick up the right quantity of the items he can buy.
No one is truly bad at math, it´s just that most people haven´t been properly introduced to what math really is. It´s not the school subject that districts beat their students over the head with. It´s a wonderful way to explore and describe your world- your world, which you have as much right to as any mathematician.
The key to teaching division to young students that have only recently been introduced to more complicated forms of mathematics is to make the student feel involved with the process, whilst finding it enjoyable at the same time. Math worksheets are effective, but there are other ways you can effectively teach math. This is pretty much the generic form of teaching that proves to be most effective amongst children and young students.
During classroom time, you can even make division activities more interactive. Create groups of students in the classroom and give them all some objects like marbles, or other small objects. You can tell your students how many they have, and how they should divide out the marbles with their friends. This will quickly help them understand the basics of division, and added onto an understanding of adding, subtracting and multiplying they´ll soon be on their way to understanding more complex parts of their mathematics curriculum. Keep your students interested, and if you´re helping your children, remember to keep encouraging them. No matter how hard they find it, they´ll soon get the hang of it.
Last week, I started practicing division problems with her, but she would not ask questions of about certain problems, all she would do is put her head on the table and start complaining. It took me a little bit to come up with a solution to help her understand of how division works. Then about 20 minutes later, as I can recall, she started to do some of the practice problems the way that I showed her, then, she caught on. The way that I showed her is that you take the first number in the problem, let´s say 20 and it´s divided by 4 equals to what number. Put it in multiplication form like this 4 x? = 20, and then she realized how easy division is. It takes a lot of patience and understanding of what a child is going through and putting it in a way that they can understand it.
Let your child help with baking some cookies. Let him do the measuring of the ingredients but ask him to double the ingredients so that you can bake two batches with one mixing. For example, if your recipe calls for 3/4 cup of flour for one batch then you can have your child compute for how many cups he needs to make 2 batches and without using the same size of measuring cup your child will have to compute for the quantity of flour he has to measure. In this example he will have to have 1 and 1/2 cup of flour to make two batches of cookies.
Math is one of the most misunderstood subjects in the world. When you try to teach a child to learn math, they would get a puzzled look, as they are trying to process of how numbers work and how problems add up. My daughter, when she started learning math, she would have a hard time trying to visualize how math problems add up or take away. It took a lot of time and hard work just to get her to understand how math works.
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