Many of today’s parents didn’t particularly like mathematics when they were in school. There were too many rules and procedures to remember and problems lacked contexts that had any real meaning. Maths was the “quiet” subject of the day. We all sat in rows and weren’t allowed to talk or work together on any problems. Our “reward” for completing the problems on the blackboard was simply a worksheet of more problems! It was difficult to become engaged or interested, which meant that we didn’t enjoy it and we weren’t inclined to persevere. Sound familiar?
Read the article published by Tutors Field, for some of James Burnett’s suggestions to make maths fun for our young learners.