Quick Tip to teach Maths to kids:
The most fun way to teach a lesson is to relate it to the real world. So, when Muhammad and Musa asked about how to calculate 20% dividend (they were playing board games), I jumped at the opportunity for a super-quick ‘teaching moment’.
On the spot, we covered the topic PERCENTAGE. What is 20% of RM140.00?
Since Muhammad loves to shop (and enjoys making money too), I connected the lesson with DISCOUNTS and SALE.
This morning, we visited their aunt’s furniture shop in Shah Alam. They saw stickers and signs stating 5%, 10% 25% discounts. What an opportunity! There and then we did quick calculation APPLYING the lesson covered yesterday.
When they see the connection between “lesson” and “function” , InshaAllah our kids will appreciate education.