Why do we hate math ?
Not many kids/people love school, especially when we are so young, because let’s be honest, who wants to study all those different subjects when we are 9-10 ?
Then after a while we begin to like some subjects, but there is one in particular we hate from the bottom of our hearts. It is math of course. But why do we hate it so much ?
In 2010, the non-profit organization “ Change the equation “ made a survey, where they asked people about math. And what they found out is that one third of people in America would rather clean bathrooms than do any kind of math problem.
Also 1,000 kids from school were asked if they would eat broccoli ( and we know how much kids simply hate it ) or do any math problem, and the answer was – broccoli.
Some people think that the solution is in starting young, simply to teach kids from an early age about math. They will not immediately fall in love with it, but at least they will not hate is as much as they hate it now.
When you are a kid, your brain is young, which means that it is open to learning anything new, which includes logic and math. So if we start with it as soon as possible, your kid will probably love it, or at least won’t hate it.
Also it is very important to find an interesting way when you are solving any math problem, because if you do it in an amusing way, your child with see it as some kind of game, not a problem.