Your child does not want to understand and learn math? What is it really - laziness, stubbornness, hunting for someone to prove anything or simply poor progress? In this situation, there can be a whole lot of reasons. Of course, parents should not let things go on their own, so they should definitely know about how to get a child to learn math and put that knowledge in the right direction, before it's too late.
Mathematics is a complex science
The study of mathematics is a compulsory subject of the school curriculum. But not all children this subject seems understandable and accessible. Therefore, before making a child learn mathematics, it is necessary to work out a certain system for studying it.
As a rule, it is necessary to start studying lessons after the child has rested. Mathematics should be included in the list of the most complex subjects and to study it first, since this subject requires a considerable part of the time for preparation and study.
You need to remember that learning mathematics quickly - does not mean teaching in a hurry. Therefore, it is not necessary to impose on the child the idea that he should immediately cover a variety of topics, sort out a lot of terms and go through a whole section a day, because it will not be any good if the child does not understand the meaning. Encourage the child to learn the exact science is necessary through systematic and regular classes, which must follow a clearly defined plan.
First of all, you need to eliminate all the problems in the child's class in this subject. Otherwise, all the misunderstood and complex topics will make themselves felt at the first test, or even independent, because in mathematics everything is usually interconnected. Ask the child to make for you a list of those topics that are particularly difficult for him.
To study mathematics is necessary, beginning with mathematical definitions and terms. That's only to force the child to memorize them by heart - this is far from the best idea. The child should understand them at the simplest level. Only when he can perfectly understand the definitions, you should ask him to write these values in his own words.
Solve with your child as many examples as possible. After all, from how much more practice, the result will depend. In addition, the child may like the solution of simple equations and problems, if you attach to this case the game form. Proceeding from the fact that practice is able to bring the skill to automatism, give as many examples as possible and even if your "student" makes mistakes, you should not deviate from the goal. When a child learns to solve problems of one type well and quickly, you can move on to the next topic. If it does not work out, re-learn the topic for fixing.
Result of the topic covered
Remember that before you get your child to learn math, you must certainly praise the child for all his efforts in the difficult knowledge of this subject. Such encouragement will awaken in him a craving for the study of mathematics and cause a desire to prove to his parents that absolutely everything is possible for their child.
Do not scold the careless student for failure. Try to better understand him in the subject. Cursing a child, you simply beat him all the craving for studying an already complex subject. By the way, it is very important not to use such words as "lazy", "mediocrity" or "slacker", because they strongly affect the child's subconscious.
Tell your child funny stories about mathematics as a science, thanks to which many miracles have appeared on earth, for example, using mathematical miscalculations build houses, create cars, etc. You have to show the child that ignorance of mathematics is very unfashionable.
Do not demand everything at once, but start with the initial basics. The child, one way or another, will be able to learn to solve examples and problems, most importantly, what kind of relationship he will form to this science.
And, finally, do not forget that this is your favorite son or daughter and only from your patience and diligence will depend much and most importantly the desire to learn and learn complex science not only in school, but in all future life!