Making math fun can be super easy, with the right resources and skills!
The main issue is that math can cause real anxiety for some students. Take a look at this study, they took nearly 1000 students. The results were spread in thirds, students who like or love math, students who are okay and feel okay about math, and students who feel lost, afraid, hate math. Arithmophobia (fear of math) is thought to be a widespread problem in society today.