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Mathematics Instructional Practices - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to study the different techniques and strategies you can use in the classroom to teach students about mathematics. This chapter also covers the different concepts that are important to a student's understanding of mathematics. Complete these lessons to review:
- Different methods and strategies for teaching mathematics
- Applications of math concepts and language-rich mathematics
- Ways of analyzing students' understanding of math and mathematical skills
- Methods of teaching problem structures and mathematical operations
- Standard algorithms for multiplication
- Adjusting mathematical instruction for diverse classrooms
- Uses of flexible grouping in classroom instruction
- Definitions and concepts of math fluency
After each lesson, take the lesson's quiz to assess how well you understand the material presented in them. Use the video tags from your quiz results to review the topics you missed, by returning to and reviewing the parts of the lessons that explained them. At the end of the chapter, test your overall understanding of the material covered in these lessons by taking the practice chapter exam.
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.
2. What is a Math Concept?
Is it better to learn a math concept rather than a math fact? In this lesson, learn which one will help you more in life. Also explore some math concepts and see how they are applied.
3. 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.
4. How to Grade & Evaluate Student Math Solutions
In this lesson, we explore the difference between a mathematical procedure and a concept. We'll also discuss how teachers can grade and evaluate math solutions for the purposes of student assessment.
5. Methods for Teaching Math Operations
Learning how to do the four basic operations is a big part of elementary math education. This lesson gives you a few methods for teaching the operations to your students.
6. What is the Standard Algorithm for Multiplication?
After reading this lesson, you will know how to multiply any two numbers using the standard algorithm. Learn how it uses both multiplication and addition to help you multiply large numbers.
7. 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.
8. Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom
One of the most common ways to differentiate instruction to meet student needs is through flexible grouping. This lesson defines flexible grouping and details several ways you can incorporate it into your classroom.
9. Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction
Throughout the day, you are going to want to use a variety of grouping techniques for different activities and lessons. Two main grouping techniques are whole-class and small-group instruction. This lesson will define these types of groups and detail when they are most useful.
10. Methods for Assessing Student Knowledge Over Time
Assessments are an important part of the total educational process. They allow teachers to see how much knowledge their students are gaining. This lesson covers methods for assessing student knowledge over time.
11. What Is Math Fluency? - Definition & Components
After this lesson, you will understand what it means to be math fluent. Learn that it's not just about memorization, but about understanding, and smoothly and quickly applying math concepts.
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