A Math Mom is someone who tries to include maths in as many activities as possible, whether it’s at home, around town or even on vacation! When the Maths Mom thinks about things to do with her child in their spare time, the first ideas she comes up with are maths related
So Maths Moms are crazy?
Some Maths Moms may be the second cousins of Tiger Moms – pushy and overly (mathematically) ambitious for their child and some Maths Moms just lean towrds mathsy activities but encourage their child to follow their own interests.
What are the pros and cons of being the offspring of a Math Mom?
Maths moms enthusiasm for maths can be infectious. Her kids will love maths and will reference maths in everything they do.
As a result of their exposure to maths, kids with maths moms will generally do well at maths.
Kids (especially teenagers) often go through phases of wanting to be completely different from their parents. If Mom is a Math Mom, they’ll make a point of showing no interest in math
Kids may be turned off maths if that’s all their parents talk about.
Kids who do not feel they are natural mathematicians will feel uncomfortable if maths is “forced down their throat”
Confessions of a Maths Mom
I confess – my name is Caroline Mukisa and I’m a Maths Mom: