The best way in teaching children any math related piece of information will be better done through games and tricks. Are you trying to settle on a simple math resource that could support you in the process of homeschooling your kid? Here is one your kid will enjoy.
One of the simple math resources that Michelle created for examining the level of her kid was a simple paper game or trick that is based on the idea of asking questions and then checking whether the answer that the kid supported is right or wrong.
Creating this game is easy - as shown in the video - you will need to fold the paper in a specific way so that you end up with a specific shape that allows you to fit your fingers in those paper pockets and manage to move them in order to complete the process of the game. The first layer will include numbers which the kid will choose from and you will need to count the number he/she have chosen with moving your fingers, the second part is the question which the kid will choose among the four that will be displayed for him/her and finally you will unfold the answer under this chosen question to know whether the answer given was right or wrong.
It is important to play with your kid rather than be the one who is always in control of the paper and the one asking the question. Let your kid be in charge and asks you to choose a number and a question because that will help in the learning process, they will feel like they are playing and not being under attack to receive specific information in the educational process being followed.
Another important tip to keep in mind is the discussion that you should build with your child while playing this game related to math; you have to let them choose a question to be written in the game, you should also ask them how did they manage to find the right answer for that specific question, what is the technique they follow in adding, subtracting, multiplication and dividing, let them share the way they followed to bring the answer to life. This discussion is important because it will let you first understand the mind of your kid and at the same time it will give that kid the chance to share their thoughts and know how to express what they have in mind.
Math will turn out to be interesting for the child when you choose the right educational resources and ways that will make them interested and motivated to know more and to give more. You could follow our channel to learn more mental maths tricks that you could apply on your children.
From the videos for the games and tricks that we want to share with you, there is the one for using play doh in counting and matching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gig9xaA5Bzk), there is also the video for the multiplication way for kids (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9TWSto7FSU), there are some math games which Michelle brought before for the parents searching for support (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHi2ZVicVrI), there are those multiplication lessons given with the usage of some games and toys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trlXHFaeZYw) and some of them are done with using the cubes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPW1bmLTFdA). You will find lots of videos about the different games and tricks for mental maths for kids that one could depend on to teach the kids something new in this field.
Whenever it comes to the choice of tricks and games related to math, you should always make sure that you are choosing the one that is suitable for the age of your kid and knowing what is easy, moderate and what will be hard for them to grasp or even play and answer.
In order to decide on the games and mental maths tricks for kids, you should review them first and then try it with your child, if it works then you are moving in the right direction, if it didn't work out then you should make the trick much easier and then keep making it harder with practice.
If you hold any questions, want to learn new ways or have any suggestions then don't ever hesitate to inform and ask us and we will gladly and happily answer all your questions and help you with some suggestions as well.
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