Often a parent or teacher’s lens on a subject or skill has more impact on a child’s learning than we think. One example I hear most often from parents and even teachers is about math. Since math experiences exist on a continuum, from loving to hating math, getting the right match between learner and resource includes your own lens on the topic.
For some parents, how their kiddos relate to math is very similar to their own experiences. For many others, the experience is quite different. What has been your personal experience with math?
- I love math!
- I’m okay at it, but I don’t like it!
- I struggled with math as a kid, but I’m okay with it now as an adult!
- I hate math and avoid it at all costs!
How about your kiddo?
- He loves math!
- She’s okay at it, but she doesn’t like it.
- She struggles with it. but gets it with help
- He hates it, and it is a struggle.
So how do we get a match? It is the intersection of your lens and your child’s lens that helps you determine which resources work best:
In the next post, let’s explore the intersection of “I love math” and “my kiddo loves math.”