What if kid is not good at math?

China
December 11, 2012 2:50am CST
My kid is four,he likes play very much,I want him to learn something useful,like math,but he never take in.In the last weekend,I teached him nearly one hour about the difference of 6 and 9,at last,he still couldn't make it clear.Well,I was so thirsty. But if I play with him,like fight each other,or play tablet computer game,as long as he entered,he will not get out of it himself. What should I do!!!
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4 responses
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
11 Dec 12
Hi... He's just behaving like any other child would behave... Don't punish him! Maths is a tough thing to study... I understand he's at the basic level only, as you were trying to explain the difference between 6 & 9. Maths require a lot of interest to study and understand it... At basic level or at that age, children don't learn things if they're not interested. Maths does not appeal a child's curiosity... So try and make the maths interesting for him... If nothing helps, don't punish him... Take him to a specialist... Take care... Good Luck!
• China
12 Dec 12
Yeah,I won't punish him,I know it's kid's nature,what a little angried me is he has the ability to learn it,but he don't want to put his heart on it.Yes,interest is very important for his age,I will change my way of teaching.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Dec 12
If that is the case, he may have to practice more and do more calculation work with supervision by an adult. Mathematic is a difficult subject to learn, only very few kids are cut out for it, it needs plenty of patient from a teacher and adult to teach math to a kid who is not good at it. keep trying , it is a long and tedious process, you shouldn't expect a quick result soon.
• China
12 Dec 12
Yeah,I felt the feeling now,aha.Maybe I used wrong way to teach him.To make him learn 6 and 9,I told him if the curve toward upside,it's six,and if it toward below,it should be nine,then I give him many exercises to do,sometimes he did right,sometimes wrong. He had known 1 to 19 long before,but except the difference of 6 and 9,and whatever how hard work I do,I can't have him totally make it clear.How anxious I am!!!
@betty1989 (752)
• China
11 Dec 12
He is so young to learn math. Actually, all he focus is how to play and get fun. Therefore, it is useless to teach him. If you really want, you can teacher your son in game when it refers to number. Maybe he will remember clearly. have a nice day.
• China
12 Dec 12
Yeah,I will change another way to teach him,I know he will learn it as time passed,I'm just be a little impatient before.
@kabz_peg (27)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Kids that age would really not go for complicated mathematical stuffs. Basic subtraction and addition are not even right for his age. Just let him play for now. Don't rush things. He will learn it in time. You can start teaching him how to count from one to ten and or memorize the alphabet. thanks...