The way we learn(understand) Maths in elementary school is boring, if you were the Minister of education, How can you solve this issue?
Teach it the soviet way, with rote memorization and repetition that forces students who aren't performing well to catch up rather than slowing everything down for the whole class.
Who needs fun if it works?
The problem is math needs repetition and practice. Higher level math is not hard, you just get it wrong because you A) forgot the steps or B) messed up the arithmetic. That's not fun nor is it meant to be.
Otherwise, put meaning behind numbers like >>7586850 said. Throw some physics/chemistry/engineering etc in there and make the math meaningful.
I find math to be more fun when you understand why you need to know it and what awesome things you can calculate with math, so i would remind people what great things math can bring and what it still has yet to bring !
It's boring because we do so very little each year, far below what kids can manage. The solution is to add more meat so they are regularly learning new things once they finish the previous stuff.
>I can still remember the boring hell of having to do 100 addition problems in a minute for 3 years in elementary school
>after a while you stop doing them because you would have memorized all 3 problem sheets in the rotation
>every time you ask to move up a grade would only be met with being scolded or more problem sheets
>the only thing that stopped me from cursing out the teacher was my lack of knowledge of curse words