Ch 16: Mathematics Instructional Strategies for Elementary Students

About This Chapter

Let's make early childhood mathematics instruction fun! Join us on a journey through the best practices and effective strategies for teaching math to young students.

Mathematics Instructional Strategies for Elementary Students - Chapter Summary

Our early childhood mathematics experts have created an interesting chapter, full of knowledge and strategies, for you. Let them show you how to plan, implement, and assess a strong developmentally appropriate mathematics program for your young students. They will discuss various strategies for delivering engaging instruction and evaluating your students' progress. You will learn how to use different strategies to strengthen each learner's mathematical understanding. You will also have the opportunity to think about the value of fostering a positive environment where students can embrace their growth mindset and make connections between their learning and the world around them.

  • Describe the stages of mathematical development in children
  • Plan developmentally appropriate lessons for all students
  • Use a variety of methods and strategies to teach and assess early childhood mathematics
  • Explain the value of and promote a positive math attitude and an inclusive learning environment
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the developmental needs of each student
  • Connect mathematics skills and concepts to everyday life

As you're making your way through these video lessons, you can make use of the accompanying lesson quizzes to determine how well you're learning and retaining the information. If you find you need to go back over a few points, you can use the handy video tags to jump to whatever topic you want. Don't forget to reach out to our subject-matter experts if you need any help.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Mathematics Instructional Strategies for Elementary Students
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Mathematical Development in Children

1. Mathematical Development in Children

Read this lesson, and you'll be surprised at how quickly little children learn about math and how it applies to their little world. You'll learn what to look for at each age.

Developmentally Appropriate Math Instruction

2. Developmentally Appropriate Math Instruction

In this lesson, we will learn developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate math instruction into your classroom. We will learn what it means to be developmentally appropriate, and then provide some effective learning strategies to make this possible in early childhood learning.

Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

3. 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.

Creating an Inclusive Math Learning Environment

4. Creating an Inclusive Math Learning Environment

In this lesson, we will explore the components and requirements of creating an inclusive math learning environment. We will also review research-based strategies.

Mathematics Assessment Strategies in Early Childhood

5. Mathematics Assessment Strategies in Early Childhood

Math isn't just a school topic; it's actually a skill that children begin learning about soon after they begin talking. Learn what assessment strategies you can use to see how well your children are grasping their early math skills in this lesson.

Differentiation of Instruction in Teaching Mathematics

6. Differentiation of Instruction in Teaching Mathematics

Discover ways you can implement differentiated mathematics instruction in your classroom! This lesson will teach you multiple strategies that can improve the quality of instruction for all learners.

Fostering Positive Attitudes in a Math Classroom

7. Fostering Positive Attitudes in a Math Classroom

Many students today have a fear of math or they don't think that math is all that valuable. It is your job as their math teacher to help them see that math is not scary but very useful in the real world. Learn how in this lesson.

Using Math in Everyday Life

8. Using Math in Everyday Life

While not everyone loves math, it is extremely useful. Learn about just a few of the dozens of ways that math can be used in everyday life: for money matters, to improve decision-making, and in many other little ways.

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