Parents: So, what if it’s hard?

What if you hated math as a child? Parents should try to set aside their distaste for math and encourage their children as much as possible. Young children are eager to learn. Avoid talking negatively about math, even if you have no need for trigonometry in your daily life. If your child believes that math doesn’t really matter, he or she is not going to be as open to learning.

Tip If you are stuck on how to foster math enthusiasm, talk to your child’s teacher about some ways to support math learning at home. There may be a new game that you have never heard of, which both you and your child will love.