Solve your Kids Math Problem with Guessing games and Puzzles
- Jul 02, 2014
Is your child struggling with math? Is he/she just not a math person? The basics of adding and subtracting confuse her. You think she is an excellent reader and when they do word problem, they usually have no trouble. Well! Have you ever noticed that they are a whiz at guessing games or beats their dad at chess every time? This is something you should really mark to solve your kid’s math phobia.
A recent study has revealed that playing guessing games that involves guessing how many items are in a group of objects help children become better at math problems. Well! Do not be surprised. Thinking intuitively about numbers including approximation and comparing sets without the counting, helps in doing math easily. Various research has also stated that practicing simple, instinctive numerical exercise can actually improve children’s ability to solve their complex or simple math problems.
To prove success of this technique, kids were divided into two groups – the first grader were asked to practice tasks that require them to approximate or evaluate number of objects in a set without counting them. On the contrary, a few other children were asked to compare the brightness of two objects or add the lengths of lines. It was observed that children who practiced evaluating number of objects performed better on arithmetic tests than the other group of children. This shows that brief practice with tasks that requires children to guess number of objects actually helped them to improve their arithmetic test performance.
So give your kids brain a workout with guessing games or interactive activities. Find them some cool number problem games and test their logical thinking and reasoning abilities. Your child can even explore fascinating mathematical possibilities in the world around them. Have you ever thought that math can be found outdoors in the nature – ask them to look for symmetry in leaves, count the numbers, sizes and the number of different trees on the street. You can also ask them to look at various shapes and patterns of blooming flowers. These activities can make your children learn math and simultaneously enjoy it.
By using their math skills in game form, your child can develop a more positive view of math in a safe yet challenging environment. Those who are better at intuitive number tasks also have higher math grades and perform better at math tests. Many researcher also found that children who practiced engaging or intuitive sense of number performed 25 percent better and faster than children practicing control task.
- Mastering mathematics is absolutely crucial for future opportunities in their career. Easy and fun-loving number games ensure that your children comprehend the basic mathematical concepts. Otherwise math becomes pointless mental exercise of just memorizing rules. It is only by adding one, two, or more blocks to a pile of blocks that can teach them math from the basic. Also it is equally important to help your child learn the vocabulary of mathematics otherwise they will never get the real feeling for math nor learn more advanced concepts. Math puzzles and games- Puzzles
- Polygon playground
- 3D and 2D objects and shapes
- Arithmetic game,
- Guessing number game
- Mental math
- Games for plotting points and graphs
- Logic games
These are a great way to reinforce learning and develop problem solving skills. Mental math is another major source to solve their problems.
It is essential that you make mathematics a part of your children’s daily life. Encourage them to use math in practical ways. It is an easy way to engage children in thinking about numbers. Many of you often turn off the TV and say, ‘now we are going to have reading time. But do you do it with math’?
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