How to Inspire a Love of Math



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I wish I had read this insight ten years ago when my kids and I started our homeschool journey. My kids hate math, but not because they’re not good at it. I really believe I placed too much pressure on them to understand and love math, and in the end it soured them on the whole idea.

I’ve hated it all my life until I started teaching pre-algebra and Algebra I to my daughter. Suddenly, things started to click, and now I get a huge thrill out of working the practice problems! After reading “How to Inspire a Love of Math,” I feel more relaxed in my ideology of math. That’s not to say that math isn’t important, but rather it helps us as parents to know how to be diligent in ways other than math worksheets and flashcards.

lovemathPlease note that there is one improper use of the word “hell” in a quote of the article “A Mathematician’s Lament.” Click here to Inspire a Love of Math!

Written by Irene Roberson

Irene is a wife and mother, thankful for the privilege to serve the Lord in these roles. It is by the grace of God that she has traveled this homeschool road for ten years. If she can do it, you can, too!

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