# Overcoming Math Phobia in Children Solutions and Tips

Numbers and mathematical operations are not everyone's cup of tea. The mere thought of attempting maths problems causes many to break into a sweat. However we all need to make these digits our friends, because every task big or small involves calculations at some level. Whether you want to bake a cake, take a measurement or simply find out how much time you require to finish a job….. NUMBERS need to be dealt with.

Here are some tips to make maths as easy as pie, so one can finally say goodbye to the maths induced fear and nightmares.

## Practice, Practice and More Practice:

As the saying goes: "Practice makes you perfect" and this especially applies to maths. To overcome the fear of maths it is best to embrace it. Solve as many sums as you can daily. Start with the basics and level up as you gain confidence. Tackle one topic at a time and once you have mastered it move on to the next. Eventually you will be able to apply all operations and fundamentals of maths with ease.

## Master the Abacus

For many the concepts and formulas of maths are easy to understand and learn, but they struggle with calculations. Abacus Course is a program which can be used to make your workings quick and accurate. Join an academy like Aloha which will teach you the most effective way of using the abacus and give you regular practice of maths as a result of which you will be able to solve the toughest of sums at the blink of an eye.

## Apply Mathematical Operation in Daily Life

Instead of running away from numbers, embrace it. Apply your learning in all your routine activities. Try to understand the connection between theoretical learning and practical application. Resist the use of calculators, and do as many mental calculations as you can. Slowly and gradually you will come to enjoy the process and maths will no longer be a thing you fear.

## Positive Thinking, and Self Motivation

Your mind is the most powerful tool available to you. If you convince yourself that with time and constant effort you can overcome the fear of maths, then nothing can come in your way. Tell yourself daily that today I am doing better than what I was yesterday. Go to bed convinced that the coming day will get you a step closer to your goals of mastering maths. If you believe it you can do it, so stay calm and tell yourself that one day soon maths will be your best friend.

## Set and Follow an Organised Schedule

We are creatures of habit, and for any learning to have its full impact it is advisable to follow a preset schedule. Set a daily time table, and keep at least an hour aside for maths, if possible keep it the same time everyday. It could be self study or attending classes like Aloha to get some guidance. Try to Finish whatever has been assigned for the day on time and do not let work pile up, so you do not feel overwhelmed.

## Set Goals and Targets

Give yourself a target to finish a certain amount of work within a dedicated time. Make sure the goal is achievable so you do not feel burdened, but at the same time challenging enough for you to feel a sense of achievement on completing it. Everytime you finish one task, set a new task which is marginally tougher than the previous one, this will ensure an upward curve in your learning graph. This is the best way to motivate yourself.

## Patience and Dedication

Nothing can be achieved overnight. You need to be prepared to give ample time and commit yourself for a considerable period of time. Be strong enough to go through the process and not give up when the going gets tough. Some topics will be easier to crack than others and some days will be better than others, but no matter what, never lose hope. For any of the above tips to work and show results it is important to give it your 100%.

Every child blossoms differently. Each child has their own likes and dislikes towards certain subjects. To overcome any phobia the first step is to understand and accept the fear and apprehensions, and the next is to find the apt tools and methodology to overcome them.

At Aloha we have well trained and qualified teachers, who can suitably counsel and guide the child to overcome any barrier that stands in their way of grasping the subject. Partner with us and watch your child come out shining with confidence.

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