I would work at making math "relevant" for children.
All too often, teachers focus upon teaching multiplication. They work with addition facts or subtraction facts or division ... and they get so caught up with the instruction of computation that they don't make the instruction relevant to real life needs.
So work with projects. If you're teaching measurement, have the students build paper model buildings of specific dimensions using square centimeter graph paper.
If you're teaching multiplication, focus on the use of concrete manipulatives BEFORE you start drilling the facts. Show the students that 2 X 3 is two groups of three blocks. Give them blocks to sort. Work through various problems so that they will develop the understanding that multiplication is simply repeated addition.
Play math games.
Relate math to art. If you're teaching geometry, look for
mathematical or symmetrical patterns in pictures. Look for geometric shapes and figures.
Math is more than just the exercise of filling out worksheet!
I hope this helps,
P.S. If you're a teacher in training - come on over to the New Teachers' Place - a forum at this web site. We don't have a moderator for this forum - so I just popped in here to see what was happening. You may also want to post under special education.