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Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present helpful instructional strategies and methods for math teachers in this engaging chapter. You'll find tips for teaching math vocabulary and facts, as well as activities, accommodations, questions and more. We've designed these lessons to allow you to work at your own pace and test yourself as you progress using the multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson. These learning materials are accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile phone, tablet or computer so you can study at any time that works best for you. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Use cognitively guided instruction and problem-based learning activities in math
- Understood how to use visuals to solve math problems
- Teach math using activities with movement
- Help struggling students understand math
- Follow proven teaching methods for remedial math
- Use math strategies to teach students with math learning disabilities
- Differentiate math instruction to meet the needs of your students
- Engage math students using teaching strategies
- Utilize higher order thinking and higher level questions for math
1. Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Math
This lesson discusses research-based instructional strategies for math and why they're important. It also describes three specific instructional strategies and how they are used in the classroom.
2. Making Mathematics Relevant to Students
Getting your students to care about math is not an easy task. In this lesson, you will discover a variety of ways to make math relevant to your students.
3. Teaching Strategies to Engage Math Students
In this lesson, we'll define engagement as it relates to students. We'll also discuss several teaching strategies that help to engage math students. Check your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math
Perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for students is to teach them to think for themselves. In this lesson, we'll explore how to teach using your students' natural problem-solving abilities to learn mathematics.
5. Problem-Based Learning Activities in Math
Math instruction has undergone many changes, and problem-based learning is one method responsible for this change. In this lesson, we will provide an overview of problem-based learning activities and show how to use them in your math classroom.
6. Using Activities with Movement to Teach Math
Movement in math is about teaching math concepts through the use of whole body movement activities. This strategy of teaching math actually supports the interdependent components of math proficiency and can aid learning and retention.
7. Higher Order Thinking Questions for Math Teachers
In classrooms across the country, higher order thinking questions are used on a daily basis. It can be challenging to incorporate higher order thinking questions into math instruction, but it is essential in helping students make connections to mathematical material.
8. Higher Level Questions for Math
An important part of teaching includes asking questions. Teachers need to push students to think deeply by asking high-level questions. In this lesson, learn what high-level questions are and how to apply them to teaching math.
9. How to Teach Math Vocabulary
This lesson will highlight ways in which you can teach math vocabulary to your students. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about math-related teaching strategies.
10. How to Teach Math Facts to Kids
Teaching math facts can be a daunting task. Using a variety of instructional strategies, such as music, movement, games, flashcards, foldables, and T-charts, keeps math practice exciting, thus increasing student motivation and memorization.
11. How to Differentiate Math Instruction
In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.
12. Accommodations for Students with Math Learning Disabilities
Students with math learning disabilities often require extra support in order to learn and succeed in school. This lesson illustrates some accommodations you can use to help these learners.
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Other chapters within the Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math course
- Understanding Math Standards
- Developing Math Curriculum
- Planning Math Instruction
- Creating Math Learning Environments
- Assessments for Teaching Math
- Educational Resources for Teaching Math
- Counting & Cardinality in the Classroom
- Teaching Mathematical Operations
- Algebraic Thinking in the Classroom
- Teaching Base 10 & Fractions
- Teaching Standard & Metric Measurements
- Teaching Time & Money
- Teaching Geometry Basics
- Geometric Measurements in the Classroom
- Teaching the Coordinate Plane
- Teaching Graphical Data Identification