How do you make math easier or more interesting?how to make maths an easy subject?

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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I've found that math gets easier and more interesting when it connects to an interest.  Kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade are usually familiar with "Cookie Monster," and Cookie Monster is an excellent way to illustrate subtraction, especially when the difference is supposed to be Zero.  The kids have a blast enjoying Cookie Monster's antics, and still learn about subtraction. 

For older kids the issue tends to be just an overload: too many numbers to juggle, or concepts to grasp.  The key here is to break it into simple steps, rather than just try to add two fractions with different denominators, take the following steps.

What are the denominators?
What is the LCM of those numbers?
What do you multiply d1 by to get the LCM?  Do the same to n1
What do you multiply d2 by to get the LCM?  Do the same to n2
Now add the new fractions that you've constructed. 

This makes the math much easier, and as they do it over and over again, they start to mentalize the steps and do them automatically. 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that math is more interesting to a person when it is easier.  The key to making math easier is finding someone to explain it to you.  This might be a tutor, a book, a teacher, or a computer program. You can also ask specific questions, such as here on enotes.

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oldnick | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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TheMath interests  occurs when student comest to know why  isstuding a particolar subject. What is the prolem raised in order to make such kiind if math? It makesutdents as co - worker with teacher.

 

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katieabbs | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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I feel like a lot of people dislike math because they think they suck in it. Like myself, and physics. So to answer your question, if you're doing math work, and are about to fall asleep, stop the question you're doing, and do a simple one. Solve an easier question to boost your confidence; if you're able to solve that, surely you'll be able to solve the harder ones. Good luck! 

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kezze | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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you must really like math for it to be interesting but it help alot when you go on youtube and you see the animations. they are funny and it makes it stick in or if animations donot work ask a friend, work together when you understand it becomes a lot more easier. useing your imagination for sums also helps alot, it makes the sum a lot less complicated leading to math becomeing interesting.

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