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4 Ways to Encourage Students To Love Math

03 August 2021

Ergonomically Overcoming Arithmophobia

Arithmophobia or mathematics anxiety is the anxiety disorder connected with numbers. There are a lot of reasons people, particularly kids, experience this kind of anxiety. Several factors contributed to this kind of anxiety. Some of these factors are: 

Children are not able to master early Math skills or the fundamental knowledge of numbers and other operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

These children are not able to develop good study habits hence they are not able to master the fundamental knowledge of Math. In some cases, some children have developed their fear of Math teachers. The way their Math class was managed has an indirect impact on these children

The student's work environment that they have at home is not conducive enough for them to conduct the number skill practice. 

So, these are some of the reasons children have Mathematics anxiety. Focusing now on the third reason, we will deal with the factor that the student's work environment affects the child's ability to absorb the mathematical concepts. Try to think of your child's work environment, what is it like? Think of the pieces of equipment that they have such as the chairs and desks, are these sturdy enough to bear the weight of your child? Whenever your child is studying does he experience back pain particularly around the lumbar after an hour of reading a story? If your answers to these questions are all yes, then it's time to switch to ergonomically designed equipment pieces. Hence, Flexispot (the home of superb standing desks, stand-up desks, ergonomic chairs, and desk organizers) is here to help you switch to the best ergonomics this 2021 and help your child beat the fear of numbers. 

Calculating with Confidence and Convenience with the Help of Flexispot Products

If your child struggles with the calculation of numbers because of Mathematics anxiety that leads to ergonomic problems, then Flexispot is here to help your child survive the ordeal. The following are the ways to help him have a conducive work area.  

Comhar All-In-1 Standing Desk Glass top

The first way is to let him know that he can be good at numbers and you are there to help him overcome his fear. You may do it with some of the Flexispot standing desks. As we all know, Flexispot creates the most suitable pieces of equipment for your child from the stand-up desks such as the Comhar All-In-1 Standing Desk Glass top (a height-adjustable standing glass that fits a small work area) that can provide a stress-free work environment for your young student. When the work area of your child is stress-free, he may be able to focus on solving the number problems or understand a certain Mathematics concept. 

This standing desk also has an integrated control panel which may allow you to change the height settings of the standing desk and adjust it to your child's height. If your child needs to watch videos containing Mathematical equations on his tablet, then you can charge his device on the Type C port while he continues watching the video during his study time. 

Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk

You can also try this second technique to encourage your child to overcome his fear of Mathematics. It is by showing him some sample equations or number problems. Then you may explain it to him while writing it on Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk which could also be flipped afterward and be made as a desk for your child after you explain the Mathematical concept. 

This is a height-adjustable standing desk and has the 3 programmable height presets. You can also flip the desktop of this sit-stand desk by gripping the angle adjustable handle-it can give you and your child a smooth transition. 

You can also put some reminders or things that your child accomplishes during study time. Then you may freely write it on the whiteboard so, on the next review time, he may be able to repeat the activities until he manages to master the lesson. 

Height Adjustable Drafting Table ED1B

On number 3, the technique that you can try for your child's fun number problem solving is by making it interactive. Flexispot offers the right standing desk for that activity. You may consider the Height Adjustable Drafting Table ED1B. This standing desk has an extra platform that you can extend when you need to do some fun Math activities like putting some toys on top of Lego blocks that you can use as props in your fun class activity. Once done, you may fold the platform again and use the remaining space for your child's seatwork. With these activities, you may ensure that your child would understand the fundamental Math Lessons. 

In number 4 now, we have this technique that you may do with the Height Adjustable Drafting Table ED1B still when doing the Math subject review or advance learning. You may try the "Say and Draw" activity in which your child could draw some number problems on the paper atop the surface of the Drafting Table ED1B. You could connect it with a game wherein your child may have the reward at the end of your session. With this, your child may feel that Math is a rewarding subject and there's nothing to be feared with numbers. With this, your child may feel that you are there to cheer for him which could encourage him more to strive harder and overcome the fear of numbers.  

Final Thoughts

Math probably is one of the subjects that most people misinterpret. For years, people have thought that it's the most difficult academic subject yet the truth is what is just needed is to master the fundamentals and understand the basic Math concepts. However, problems arise because of certain factors such as the fear of teachers and the fear of failing. Thus, as parents, developing the child's confidence in solving Mathematics will help him a lot in overcoming that anxiety. Indeed, when you create a safe and ergonomically protected place for him to learn more about numbers, he would be able to solve even the most complicated equation in the future.