# How can I improve my interest in maths?

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## How can I improve my interest in maths?

Below I list a few ways students can learn to think more positively and confidently about challenging math problems.

- Incorporate problem solving into day-to-day schedule: Make problem solving a daily activity.
- Reduce anxiety through math games: Make math fun.
- Put a positive spin on math:
- Resources:

## Why do I hate math so much?

Some students dislike math because they think it’s dull. They don’t get excited about numbers and formulas the way they get excited about history, science, languages, or other subjects that are easier to personally connect to. They see math as abstract and irrelevant figures that are difficult to understand.

## What does productive struggle look like?

Productive struggle is developing strong habits of mind, such as perseverance and thinking flexibly, instead of simply seeking the correct solution. Not knowing how to solve a problem at the outset should be expected.

## Why do so many students struggle with math?

Students struggling with math. There are a number of reasons why a child may be having problems with math at school, from low motivation caused by math anxiety, to a poor understanding of how to apply and perform mathematical operations.

## Does multiplication come before division?

NOTE: Even though Multiplication comes before Division in PEMDAS, the two are done in the same step, from left to right. Addition and Subtraction are also done in the same step.

## What order do you do math?

We can remember the order using PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division (from left to right), Addition and Subtraction (from left to right).

## Why do we multiply before adding?

It’s a centuries-old convention that allows us to write expressions without so many parentheses. Under that convention, multiplication has a higher order of precedence than addition or subtraction, so rather than fully parenthesizing an expression like , we can write it as .

## What is the rule for adding and multiplying?

Multiplication and division must be completed before addition and subtraction. 2 + 3 x 7 = 2 + 21 = 23 is the correct answer to the above question.

## What are the basic math rules?

Rules of Ordering in Mathematics – BODMAS

- Brackets (parts of a calculation inside brackets always come first).
- Orders (numbers involving powers or square roots).
- Division.
- Multiplication.
- Addition.
- Subtraction.