Make math fun this fall with these Halloween themed math games for kids. This post is in partnership with Sylvan Learning.
Do you have math fans in your house?
With my kids — we are 50/50.
My son has always found math easy to learn and so he has always enjoyed it. Since the subject was never stressful for him, he never developed negative feelings towards it. Now, he is in grade ten and math is one of his best subjects.
My ten year old daughter, unfortunately, is in the opposite situation. She has loathed math since kindergarten.
For her, math has always been challenging. Now, at the mere mention of math, she panics. Math has become so stressful for her, she resists practicing math skills or doing math homework.
So, my challenge has been how to help my daughter have some fun and success with math to help ease her anxiety and encourage her to learn.
Let me be honest — it is not easy. My daughter could win a prize for resisting all forms of math learning. She even gets upset when I try to sneak teaching math skills in while we cook or bake together.
But, just like she can’t give up learning her times tables, I can’t give up finding ways to teach her math while helping reduce her math anxiety.
The key is making math fun and helping her feel successful. It is because she is sure that she is “bad at math” that she has such anxiety about it.
Sylvan Learning helps to make math fun with their Math EDGE program. Math EDGE is a great way to build confidence, get up to grade level or jump ahead in math by building the critical skills needed for higher-level math yet to come.
If you have young children, here are some simple math games you can do at home that will entice young learners to grow their math skills and confidence, while having Halloween inspired FUN!