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If you or your kids are struggling with math, you're likely looking for ways to make it easier. When working on math, each concept builds on the one before, so you need to start with the basics, especially with young kids. For older kids, it can help to incorporate math into household activities, such as playing games. If you're trying to improve your own math skills, you may want to get an assessment first to determine what your skill level is and then build from there.
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Method 1
Method 1 of 3:Working with Younger Kids

1Treat math like reading. Parents often read with their kids to get them reading, but fewer do math every day with their kids. Start with counting and number recognition. For instance, count how many strawberries are on the plate, how many signs are on the road, how many tires are on the car, and so on. Doing so will encourage your child to start understanding numbers.^{[1] X Research source }
 As your child starts understanding numbers, help them notice them when you're out and about. For instance, point out signs with numbers on them or help them notice numbers on menus.
 Games like hopscotch also help with number recognition.^{[2] X Research source }
 Shapes are also important when it comes to getting your child started on math. Point out shapes in the world, as well as with the toys they play with. For instance, you could say, "Look at that sign! It's a rectangle. And that one is a triangle!"^{[3] X Research source }

2Talk about math out loud. You likely use math everyday, whether it's to calculate how much gas you can afford or how much meat you'll need for dinner. Instead of doing this math in your head, say it aloud. Your kids may not understand it all at first, but the exposure will help them be better mathematicians.^{[4] X Research source }
 For example: This pizza has 8 slices, which will give 4 people 2 slices each. We're having 6 people over tonight, so we should order a second pizza and have leftovers.
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3Get building toys for your kids. Building toys help your kid understand spatial math. Building toys can be ones with pipes and joints, interlocking blocks, or even interlocking logs. They also help your child understand how parts form a whole. It can also help to model the behavior by building with your kid.^{[5] X Research source }
 Examples of building toys include K'nex and Legos.

4Enjoy family game time with math. Many board games for younger kids are designed to help them learn math. For instance, any game that requires your kid to count spaces helps with math, such as Chutes and Ladders or Candyland. HiHo! CherryO is also a good option.^{[6] X Research source }
 Not every game will help your child learn math. If you notice your child struggling with the game, try a different one.

5Have fun with music. It's been proven that there's a connection between learning and playing music and being better in math. Plus, playing an instrument can be fun. Your kid will need to learn to count, as well as learn to think abstractly.^{[7] X Research source }Advertisement
Method 2
Method 2 of 3:Helping Older Kids

1Encourage a positive attitude. You may be inclined to say things like, "Well, I wasn't very good at math, either." However, it's better to encourage them to step up to the plate, so to speak. You could say, "Math may seem hard now, but if you work at it, you're going to get so much better!"^{[8] X Research source }

2Connect math to the real world. Some teachers don't do a great job of showing kids how math is useful. Just like with younger kids, you can talk about how you're using math in you're everyday life, then challenge them to solve the problem in your place.^{[9] X Research source }
 For instance, if you're at the grocery store, have them figure out which is the better deal on a bottle of ketchup.

3Have a family game night. Like younger kids, playing board games with older kids can help develop math skills in a lowstress environment. For older kids, try games like Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Sheriff of Nottingham, or even Ticket to Ride.^{[10] X Research source }

4Give them some screen time. Plenty of apps and even video games help develop math skills with older kids. You can try apps like Math Jumps, Mathmeter, Wuzzit Trouble, or King of Math, available on most phones and tablets.^{[11] X Expert Source Daron CamAcademic Tutor Expert Interview. 29 May 2020. } Online video games, particularly ones that have currency and require puzzlesolving skills, can help older kids work on skills, too.^{[12] X Research source }
 Don't give them too much screen time, however. Playing all day at the computer will interfere with your child's social and academic life.

5Work on abstract concepts. Once kids get down the basics, you can start working on concepts instead. That way, kids need to actually put some thought into how to solve it. As they get older, you can increase the difficulty.^{[13] X Expert Source Daron CamAcademic Tutor Expert Interview. 29 May 2020. }
 For example, you could ask how long it will take you to get home, if you're traveling at a certain speed and going a certain distance.
 You could also ask questions, such as "How long will it take to add water to this pool?"
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Method 3
Method 3 of 3:Learning Tricks as an Adult

1Establish your level. All math builds on other skills, so to make it easier on yourself, you need to figure out where you are now. You can find tests online that will help you establish what level you're at, so you know what you need to work on.^{[14] X Research source }
 For instance, you can try the UK's National Numeracy exam.

2Level up. Once you know what you need to work on, take advantage of online resources to work on your skills. In fact, many placement tests also have simple courses you can take (for free) to work on your skills and improve over time.^{[15] X Research source }
 Part of doing well at math is believing you can get better. Try to approach math with a positive attitude.
 You can try the UK's National Numeracy courses, the BBC's Skill Wise, or a website like Khan Academy.

3Work on understanding math. Many adults were taught math by memorization as kids. For instance, maybe you just sat down and memorized the multiplication table for school. However, that doesn't help you understand how math works. When you understand how it works, it makes it easier to apply it to problems that you don't already have a formula for.^{[16] X Expert Source Daron CamAcademic Tutor Expert Interview. 29 May 2020. }
 For example, you likely know that 3 times 5 equals 15. However, if you've just memorized that fact, you may not have sat down to think about the why of it. Multiplication, though, is just a more advanced form of adding. This equation just means you have 3 groups of 5 (5 plus 5 plus 5 equals 15) or 5 groups of 3 (3 plus 3 plus 3 plus 3 plus 3 equals 15).^{[17] X Research source }

4Try math apps. Just like games are a good way for kids to learn math, they can also make it easier for you to learn. You can search for math apps or try something like King of Math to work on your math skills.^{[18] X Research source }
 You can also try video or online games that require puzzlesolving skills.
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QuestionHow do I become good at math?Daron CamDaron Cam is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of Bay Area Tutors, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Areabased tutoring service that provides tutoring in mathematics, science, and overall academic confidence building. Daron has over eight years of teaching math in classrooms and over nine years of oneonone tutoring experience. He teaches all levels of math including calculus, prealgebra, algebra I, geometry, and SAT/ACT math prep. Daron holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a math teaching credential from St. Mary's College.
Academic TutorIf you're still struggling with math, consider hiring a tutor to help you develop a solid math foundation. 
QuestionHow do I make math more fun?Daron CamDaron Cam is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of Bay Area Tutors, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Areabased tutoring service that provides tutoring in mathematics, science, and overall academic confidence building. Daron has over eight years of teaching math in classrooms and over nine years of oneonone tutoring experience. He teaches all levels of math including calculus, prealgebra, algebra I, geometry, and SAT/ACT math prep. Daron holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a math teaching credential from St. Mary's College.
Academic TutorTry playing math apps or games, like Math Jumps or Math Works to get you or your child more motivated to practice math. 
QuestionHow do you develop basic math skills?Community AnswerPerhaps ask a friend who understands math well to explain things to you that you don't understand. You can also use website tutorials to learn basic skills, like the UK's National Numeracy site. Keep practicing. You'll get there.

QuestionHow can I make it easy if I don't like mathematics?Community AnswerTry listening to your teacher/professor and ask questions. If gets a lot easier when you ask questions because you will like it. And it gets easier once you know more.

QuestionHow can I help bad students understand math?Community AnswerHelp them to visualise it by applying it to things that they do every day, such as going to the supermarket or walking to school.

QuestionHow can I solve word problems?Community AnswerMath problems are complicated and can be divided into sections and steps. Read the problem. Find the question. Note the facts. Decide which operation(s) to use. Solve. Check.

QuestionHow can I better understand the concept of math?Community AnswerCarefully read the introduction and theoretical part of any chapter you're trying to learn, and take notes. Also, when doing problems, try making pictures in your mind as well as on the paper. Visualization is helpful.

QuestionAm I going to need math when I get older?DonaganTop AnswererYes, if you enter a career in science or engineering.

QuestionWhat should I do if I really don't like math?Community AnswerTalk to your teacher for advice and look for ways that the concepts you learn can be applied to your daily life. For example, if you like shopping, think about how learning math will help you identify the best sales. If you like sports, think about how math can help you calculate statistics for your favorite players.

QuestionHow do I solve a direct variation?Community AnswerStep 1: Write the correct equation. Direct variation problems are solved using the equation y = kx. When dealing with word problems, you should consider using variables other than x and y, you should use variables that are relevant to the problem being solved. Also read the problem carefully to determine if there are any other changes in the direct variation equation, such as squares, cubes, or square roots. Step 2: Use the information given in the problem to find the value of k, called the constant of variation or the constant of proportionality. Step 3: Rewrite the equation from step 1 substituting in the value of k found.
Tips
 You can listen to math songs( if you are a kid( and you can listen to softer music and do smart work( for middle school and above.Thanks!
 Best way or hack would be converting ignorance to knowledge and how they are form, look ever thing starts with the basic issues or materials. Know them well and the way they forming would help in solving Every maths probably.Thanks!
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