How can parents help children overcome Maths anxiety and challenges?

Numbers are very much part of our everyday life. Many of the fastest growing professions require a basic knowledge of mathematics. Maths is an important part of children's lives and futures.

According to parenting expert Nikki Bush, parents can help children face the anxiety of learning mathematics by making it fun and also building their confidence in numbers.

If we can build their numbers sense long before they get to school, chances of them having a positive outlook towards mathematics will be better.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:

Bush says that parents need to do basic activities around numbers and quantities at home. By so doing, children will grasp numbers as being part of a normal life.

And that’s what we want, for children to see numbers as part of their everyday lives

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Maths literacy is really about helping and giving children a mathematical foundation that will help them in real life like buying a car, doing grocery shopping and family budget

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

We all need to acquire those basic mathematical skills and that doesn’t start from high school but it starts right from the beginning …

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

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