10 Ways to Teach Students to Like Math

 Are you having a hard time teaching your students about mathematics? Well today, Mathematics is considered one of the most (if not the most) disliked subjects.
1. Build rapport with the students.
One factor why students don’t like math is the so-called ‘teacher factor’. So building rapport with the students can be a good start. It will draw the student’s interest and trust to the teacher, little by little they will like the subject.
2. Encourage creative students to discover different ways to solve a problem.
Let the students discover other ways on how to solve the given problem. This is boosting their interest to the subject. It will also develop their mathematical skills. Give them also ample time to think.
3. Always relate Mathematics to real life situation.
This will allow the students to realize the usefulness of Math in real life situations and develop their love for Mathematics.
4. Don’t give students plenty of homework during weekends and long vacation.
This way, students would not see Math as suppressing. Math would not be seen as a hindrance to having great time together with the family.
5. Make Math enjoyable by being cheerful.
Don’t let your students feel bored over the subject. Injecting some humors during discussions will help. Also try to give enjoyable but pertinent activities ... continue reading: 6 to 10 Ways to Teach Students to Like Math
About the Author:
GINA C. AMOYAN, the contributor, is a Mathematics teacher handling Grade 8 in Pinagbuhatan High School, Pasig City, Philippines. She’s a graduate of B.S.E. major in Mathematics at Rizal Technological University (RTU). She’s currently a member of Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) and presently earning masters in Educational Management at Rizal Technological University (RTU). 
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Tags: Mathematics, Education, Teacher Training, Life Lessons, Values Education, Sociology
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