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Help dispel the idea that math is boring by having fun with math. Let kids play with patterns or create math-based art. Teach them math games or use fun math activity sheets. And if you really want to jazz up math time to help kids stop saying “I hate math,” try the Bumper Book of Fun Math Games and Activities.

## How do you help students who don’t like math?

“See past what the students are saying and understand why they are saying it. I think a lot of students say they don’t like math because they are struggling…”

…**Helping students embrace mathematics**

- Hook them into a task right away. …
- Help them change their mindset. …
- Get their parents involved in a positive way.

## How can you encourage someone who is struggling to study math?

**Check out these top 5 math strategies you can use.**

- Math Strategies: Master the Basics First. Image by RukiMedia. …
- Help Them Understand the Why. Struggling students need plenty of instruction. …
- Make It a Positive Experience. Image by stockfour. …
- Use Models and Learning Aids. …
- Encourage Thinking Out Loud.

## How do you motivate weak students?

**21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation**

- Give students a sense of control. …
- Be clear about learning objectives. …
- Create a threat-free environment. …
- Change your scenery. …
- Offer varied experiences. …
- Use positive competition. …
- Offer rewards. …
- Give students responsibility.

## How do you motivate a difficult student?

**Got an unmotivated student?** **Try these 12 tips**

- Identify their “type” …
- Stop effusive praise. …
- Highlight the positive. …
- Foster a threat-free classroom. …
- Take the focus off extrinsic motivation. …
- Embrace routine. …
- Encourage friendly competition. …
- Get out of the classroom.

## What is the most effective way to motivate students?

**Here are some strategies that can be used in the classroom to help motivate students:**

- Promote growth mindset over fixed mindset. …
- Develop meaningful and respectful relationships with your students. …
- Grow a community of learners in your classroom. …
- Establish high expectations and establish clear goals. …
- Be inspirational.

## What are some math strategies?

**7 Effective Strategies for Teaching Elementary Math**

- Make it hands-on. …
- Use visuals and images. …
- Find opportunities to differentiate learning. …
- Ask students to explain their ideas. …
- Incorporate storytelling to make connections to real-world scenarios. …
- Show and tell new concepts. …
- Let your students regularly know how they’re doing.

## How do you overcome math difficulties?

**Overcoming Math Anxiety**

- A positive attitude will help. …
- Ask questions, be determined to ‘understand the math’. …
- Practice regularly, especially when you’re having difficulty. …
- When total understanding escapes you, hire a tutor or work with peers that understand the math. …
- Don’t just read over your notes – do the math.