# How to Improve Math Scores for Kids

Updated: Apr 1

December 1st, 2021

David Peachment

**How to Improve Math Scores for Kids**

Math is often a tricky subject for a lot of kids and individuals. Formulas, equations, and so many countless concepts can be a lot to remember and figure out. Algebra, geometry, calculus, and any other math-based field of study can be pretty challenging especially compared to other subjects in school. With certain subjects such as history or science, a large portion of it is memorization of key facts, whereas, in Math, application is the name of the game. You can memorize an equation, but knowing it and properly using it to find a solution to a math problem can be two very different things. So just how can kids get help with their math? They can do it through an unlikely source: coding.

In this blog post, I wanted to share a few ways that computer coding, in particular, can improve kids’ math abilities. Computer programming is accessible to children of all ages, and everyone can benefit from its features.

__Math is Essential to Coding__

The first thing I want to talk about is how essential math is to coding. Without math, computer coding is frankly impossible to do. Math and math equations are baked so deeply into coding that not being able to perform even basic math means not having a working program and code. To make certain functions work in a program requires adding and multiplying numbers together, testing different values, collecting data, and so much more. In order to be able to succeed, knowledge of math is essential.

__Math Becomes More Fun__

The second part I want to discuss is how math simply becomes more fun through computer programming! Sitting down at a sheet of paper and writing equations and formulas can get quite boring. But doing simila