From: Quartz

Parents: Your math anxiety is only making homework harder for your kids

 Quartz:

While doing a math problem with my six-year-old recently during a classroom session for parents, I barked at her, “Just put the number in any circle.” She looked at me as if I was speaking a different language. Turns out, I was. Her teacher, who overheard the conversation, corrected me. The sum, she explained, goes in the top circle. Three circles form a pyramid and the bottom stack are for addition or subtraction while the top is for the total. I wrongly assumed order was insignificant.

Before you throw up your hands and walk away from homework—a recent study in Psychological Science found that math-anxious parents who help children on homework breed math-anxious children—experts say there are several strategies you can try that don’t require relearning arithmetic.

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Comments

It is a good idea when mathematics is presented in a fun. A parent can actually use everyday objects around the home to help their child when studying mathematics. So many see mathematics in a negative way. The need for mathematics is even more important than ever. That is why it is so important to reduce mathematics anxiety and make mathematics enjoyable. This is what I discuss in my book, Math Attack: How to Reduce Math Anxiety and on my website http://www.marilyncurtainphillips.com/

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