When students experience the satisfaction of mastering a challenging area of mathematics, they feel better about themselves (Nicholls). The teacher can enhance this with praise, visual reward, or personal recognition. As a result, students learn to like and look forward to math because mastering it gives them a feeling of achievement. How do I know this? This very thing happened in my class. When I asked students what their favorite subject in school was, the majority said mathematics. I always praised the students with little reward slides after guided practice when I saw they were mastering the topic of the lesson. I did not have to do all kinds of clever games and activities to get them to love math, they loved it because they mastered it. This is another reason why lessons have to be very thorough and 100% on target. Everything in the lesson needs to be aimed in getting them to understand the concept. Then at the end of the lesson, have a little celebration to recognize their hard work in learning the concepts.