You may remember this scenario from your own childhood. The teacher puts a math problem on the board. It doesn’t matter which grade or what aspect of math, but the feeling is the same. A chill runs down your spine, yet perspiration threatens to stain your shirt. Inwardly, you repeat please don’t call on me, hoping that another student will go up to the board and show the entire class that he’s just as clueless as you. The Math Monster has entered the classroom and all students cringe in fear. It lives in new topics and feeds on terror. How can you help your child slay that Math Monster and confidently approach new topics? Here are some tactics to try:
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Author: Renee Heiss