Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math


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Point out the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics position on using calculators and math specialists in today's classrooms.

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1. Establish the correct order of George Polya's four-step method to solve problems

2. Why is modeling often a helpful strategy when teaching math to students?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you understand elementary math educational strategies. You can either answer these questions online or print them out for later review.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these quiz/worksheet questions to find out what you know about:

  • The position of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) on calculators and math specialists
  • George Polya's four-step method
  • The benefits of modeling to math education

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the steps in the direct instruction model
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding elementary math education and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the correct order of the steps in George Polya's four-step system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different strategies available to teach students mathematics

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about these educational strategies, review the lesson titled Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math. This lesson will help you understand:

  • The theoretical background of the flipped classroom
  • How peer tutoring works
  • The three major steps when using math modeling