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Ch 3: Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement in Math

About This Chapter

It is always helpful to stay cognizant of effective techniques for enhancing student performance in math. Use this chapter as a resource for strategies you can implement in your classroom.

Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement in Math - Chapter Summary

With these lessons, get a grasp on various strategies you can execute in your classroom to assist in improving student learning in math. In this chapter, you'll discover the following, and more:

  • Types of instructional styles
  • Teaching facts and vocabulary
  • The use of visual aids
  • Scaffolding
  • Questioning techniques

Our instructors have created lessons that are interesting and informative. You'll have the chance to take self-assessment quizzes along the way to test your knowledge of the topics. Track your progress through the chapter on your Dashboard.

How It Helps

  • Affords insight: You'll uncover the types of instruction that have the most effective impact on students.
  • Provides techniques: By the end of the chapter, you'll have a toolbox full of strategies to implement in your classroom.
  • Improves student comprehension: With these approaches, students will have an easier time absorbing and retaining the material.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll have delved into:

  • Methods and strategies for teaching math
  • Bell ringers
  • Daily warm-ups and reviews
  • Hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instruction
  • Techniques for asking questions and using higher-level questions
  • Implementing guided practice
  • Educating students about number sense and numeration
  • Using visual aids and interpreting graphs, tables and charts
  • Teaching math vocabulary and facts
  • Utilizing movement
  • Manipulatives and scaffolding in education

20 Lessons in Chapter 3: Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement in Math
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Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

1. Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

Teachers play an important role in fostering mathematics skills. In this lesson, learn some good ways to teach math methods and problem-solving strategies.

Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

2. Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

Children need visual and tactile experiences with numbers in order to recognize them. Recognizing numbers in the environment, visual discrimination, developing one to one correspondence, and subitizing will be addressed in this lesson.

Math Bell Ringers

3. Math Bell Ringers

Using bell ringers to start your math class is a great way to get your students thinking mathematically. The ideas listed here will help your students get settled in while you take care of other class business.

Instructional Strategies: Daily Review & Warm-Up

4. Instructional Strategies: Daily Review & Warm-Up

Starting a class period with a short review and warm-up activity can have many benefits for student learning. This lesson describes these benefits and some ways you can successfully incorporate these strategies.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

5. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

Creating a Language-Rich Mathematics Classroom

6. Creating a Language-Rich Mathematics Classroom

Math class is a place to learn number sense and applications, but it can also be rich in language. This lesson discusses the importance of creating a language-rich mathematics classroom and gives examples for everyday use.

Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

7. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Providing Guided Practice & Models in Instruction

8. Providing Guided Practice & Models in Instruction

Teachers spend a lot of time with students throughout the day. Not all of it is used for direct instruction. This lesson shows how to use methods of guided practice and modeling when teaching and offers examples of how each is used.

Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math

9. Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math

This lesson discusses educational strategies for teaching math at the elementary level. We cover cooperative learning, flipped classrooms, and peer tutoring, all of which can be used by educators to support math instruction.

Teaching Numeration & Number Sense to Children

10. Teaching Numeration & Number Sense to Children

Number sense relies on background knowledge that is built up over time. Learn more about how to build a connection between numeration and number sense when teaching children at the elementary level.

Using Visuals to Solve a Math Problem

11. Using Visuals to Solve a Math Problem

Teaching students to problem solve is one of the most important things you can do for them as a math teacher. This lesson focuses on the significance of visuals in reasoning through mathematical problems.

Interpreting Charts, Graphs & Tables

12. Interpreting Charts, Graphs & Tables

Important information in the business and scientific world is often presented in various visual aids. In this lesson, we will discuss how to read and interpret charts, graphs, and tables.

Using Measurement Throughout Math Curriculum

13. Using Measurement Throughout Math Curriculum

Teaching measurement as part of ongoing instruction is important in both an academic and in a practical sense. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities to incorporate measurement into the curriculum.

How to Teach Math Vocabulary

14. 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.

How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

15. 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.

Using Activities with Movement to Teach Math

16. 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.

Higher Level Questions for Math

17. 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.

Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

18. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies

19. Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies

In this lesson we'll cover some strategies and tips involved in scaffolding your students' learning. Scaffolding is defined, as is its supporting theory, and a short quiz follows.

Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math

20. 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.

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