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Math has always been a tricky subject for me. I did fabulous in the early years, when it was all about addition and subtraction. I even rocked the multiplication tables! Then we hit division and it all went down hill. Algebra and geometry? Forget about it! I was lost! Now, my son is in 3rd grade and let me tell you, he’s doing math that I didn’t start until years later when I was a kid! Once again, I’m finding myself feeling a little lost.

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andie says

The biggest challenge is that the way that they teach math in schools today is very different than when we attended school. It’s very frustrating. They seem to confuse the children more than anything.

Amy Heffernan says

My biggest challenge is learning myself how to teach it to my son!

Anna says

My challenge is finding ways to stretch my son to explore different areas of maths, he is very interested in maths so I like to take him further than the basic topics they cover at school

Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says

my biggest challenge is remembering the new math myself

Cheryl Rahkonen says

My biggest challenge is remembering all the math terms and all the steps they must use to arrive at an answer. I am learning right along with the children.

Jonnie says

My challenge is that the school is teaching them different techniques than I was taught so it’s hard to explain to the kids how I solve math problems compared to how they’re being taught to do it.

tammy ta says

when I don’t remember how to do the work myself-AND when I’m teaching them a different way then what the teacher was teaching them.

Denise Klay says

Remembering the math rules and giving the reasons we use to do Math

GARRY S says

THEY KNOW MORE THAN I DO

nikki robak says

the biggest frustration is keeping up with math today

Theresa Jenkins says

how do you teach something you think is stupid!!! teaching a 1st grader to add from left to right?!*@

Guy Henderson says

I would love to give m Grandkids a headstart in math !

Tandi Cortez says

Long division is where we have the biggest challenge.

Rosemarie Dalley says

Actually, this would be for my little brother. He has been having issues understanding how to solve word problems and basic geometry.

Since the schools out here no longer allow students to bring home textbooks I have been having trouble understanding exactly what the issue is 🙁

Tandi Cortez-Rios says

It’s challenging trying to teach my kids percentage.

Tandi Cortez-Rios says

It’s challenging trying to teach my kids math when they are being taught differently than from when I was in school.

Sonia says

My nieces and nephews lack motivation and their schools teach things to them at a later age than I learned them growing up.

paty says

laziness math stresses them out

nikki robak says

keeping up with the new math

Robyn B. says

Patience!

Victoria K says

I`m lucky enough to be married to a math teacher so I leave it to him.

Theresa Jenkins says

…teaching my grandkids to add from left to right..NEW math or Stupid math?!!

Theresa Jenkins says

I get frustrated because they have decided to skip the basics in teaching math>>>you need to know your X’s table, you need to know, at least up to 10 without your fingers

Theresa Jenkins says

teaching the grandkids the “new math” is stupid is they don’t know the basics!!!!!!!!

Angela Ash says

The biggest challenge I have is teaching Algebra. It’s tough, especially when I’m out of practice.

Mihaela Day says

y challenge is that the school is teaching them different techniques than I was taught

eleanor says

My son is still a baby and would love win this for him.

Joshua Johnson says

My current issue is my child’s age. She is only 5 months old. I have a master’s degree in mathematics and I have tutored children and adults of all ages. This would be a great program to help my child develop a love for mathematics.

Melinda Howell says

I am finding it difficult to teach my kids with the new common core that is being implicated in most states. With my youngest son it is alljust difficult, he hates anything learning related!

Linda B says

Everything is so different as to when my son went to school and now even the grandies. I could not help them at all unless I learned the new ways. Such a challenge it is these days!