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Math Games Build a Path to Success

May 10, 2008
Do you have a son or daughter who is behind in math? Maybe it is a third grader who resorts to slowly counting on his fingers while his classmates long ago memorized their lists of addition and subtraction problems. Or perhaps your daughter refuses to memorize all those "boring" multiplication tables. Maybe the confusing steps of long division problems are too hard. Sometimes, the procedures for the equations they are being taught is foreign to today's parents.

For whatever reason, math seems to be extremely difficult for some students, and parents feel terrible in the face of their children's sense of failure. Too often fights erupt over homework, and there seems to be no chance of success in sight. Math is a battleground in lots of families.

Whatever the cause, math skills can often be improved by turning what can be hateful into a fun game. Math games are made for kids of every age-there are even preschool games to introduce basic number facts. Chances are, your children already love to play video games. They play games online, games on PC, games on GameBoys, and games on any number of popular consoles.

So why not take advantage of this format to teach your child the math skills he or she needs to achieve in the classroom? Math games make learning a blast, so the same kids who balk at rote memorization will willingly spend the time it takes to master addition problems on the computer. A math game appeals to their sense of fun; it is challenging in a good way, not a wearyingly boring way.

Math skills are too crucial to let slide. These tools will serve your children for life, and missing out means degradation and struggle. Why helplessly watch your children fail when there are many paths to success in the school?
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