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. For some reasons, most students generally don’t like mathematics.
Students’ abhorrence of Mathematics can be overcome if teachers will apply some of the ways or methods suggested here.
 
Listed below are 10 ways to teach students to like Math:

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.

6. Do not give Mathematics as a punishment for misbehavior.
Math and punishment should not be seen as synonymous. The more Math would be scary if we present it as a punishment.

7. Patiently guide students to solve Math problems.
Teachers should guide the students, step by step, in solving Math problems. Always remember that not all students are fast learner.

8. Strive to demonstrate that Mathematics is an interesting subject.
Make some researches and prepare some inspirational lectures which prove that Math can be and is actually an interesting subject. This could bring about desirable learning outcomes.

9. Encourage students to attend Math activities.
Advise your students to attend Math tutorials. (In the Philippines, there is MTAP [Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines] Saturday Classes.) With these activities, students’ mathematical skills can be enhanced and developed further. 

10. Utilize the current trends and innovations in teaching.
Give students more online activities that develop their mathematical, critical, and reasoning skills. Look for sites or apps pertinent to learning Mathematics.

Teachers are agents of change. As we are an important part of the teaching and learning process, we can influence our respective students to love to learn significant things like Mathematics.  Together, let us impart our knowledge to the future leaders of the world.

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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Teachers should really be patient about handling the students when making them solve a mathematical problem, especially the students who are slow learners.

should the teacher is teaching step by step to find and pitting thinking when its come to math

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Mathematics is like a puzzle to solve and part of our life. mathematics is a coming problem whether or not its coming to your life and you need to solve it, for having a good or excellent solution.

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mathematics is a very hard subject that most of the pupils dont really understand but for me its a good subject.mathematics is a very challenging subject you must be careful of the answers and ofcourse your solutions,in real life mathematics is very important why? because how can you be a buisness man or woman if you did not know how to calculate you'll love it if you understand it right? for me i love math....:)

math,is the subject that most of the students dont really understand if you love something you must understand it first right?math, for me its a very challenging subject every time i saw my teacher coming i got excited cause i know that a challenge is coming, it makes me think like my brain will explode somehow and i like it, you must know how to solve like never before and and review your answers and solutions as if it was always wrong heheheeh thats what i experience every periodic test im taking.......:)

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Math Is Very Important To EveryOne Because Math is very Special Subject To all .. It is Very Good To Teach the student and Guide Them To Solve The Problem and support them that they can solve the problem and Make it perfect ..

Math Is Very Important To EveryOne Because Math is very Special Subject To all .. It is Very Good To Teach the student and Guide Them To Solve The Problem and support them that they can solve the problem and Make it perfect ..

math? i can say that math is one of the hardest subject i ever encounter, it makes me think very hard and it needs a solution that makes everything right, maybe most of the students dont really understand the equations and the problems but theres always a solutio in everything.

The math is important because we learn to solving problems and we know evaluate the solution.

Math is my least favorite subject but once I understand it, it isn't so bad. I like to learn math that I can apply to the real world and not math that I will never use or need again.

I think we should like math becouse the math help us to think the logically and knowledge in solving problem.

some students dont really like math but not all cause i know math is one of the subject that everyone ever encounter specially when it comes to solving problems but it can be easily understand if you listen and ofcourse study hard math isnt that hard when you understan it.

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