Mathematics help for 6yr old son
April 5, 2011 5:55 PM Subscribe
Help me help my 6yr old with maths.
posted by sammyabdu to education (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My son is in Year 1 (First grade) and is struggling with addition & subtraction, which are the basics.
I'm not sure how to help him as I'm embarrassingly bad at explaining things.
His father and I help him daily with his homework but I think all we're doing is confusing him with our own methods and he's already generally not very sure of himself unfortunately.
I'm just looking for a simple and fun way to teach him. What effective method will stick? Counters, base ten or just using his fingers to count? Any suggestions will be appreciated.