Ch 3: Planning Math Instruction

About This Chapter

Deepen your knowledge of strategies for planning math instruction by exploring engaging lessons in this self-paced chapter. Use multiple-choice quizzes to assess your comprehension and gauge your ability to excel on an educator exam or successfully plan your math instruction.

Planning Math Instruction - Chapter Summary

If you're a current or prospective educator looking for a resource that can help you better understand the basics of planning math instruction, you've reached the right place. These bite-sized lessons closely examine characteristics of effective lesson plans, strategies for instructional planning, scaffolding student knowledge in mathematics and more. Feel free to access these lessons anytime, and take accompanying quizzes and a broader chapter exam to test your comprehension. Any questions that arise about specific lesson topics can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • List and describe procedures for short-range and long-range instruction planning
  • Discuss how to plan instruction using concept maps
  • Outline the process of creating an effective syllabus for a math course
  • Explain how to create a lesson plan template and effective math lessons

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Planning Math Instruction
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Procedures for Short-Range & Long-Range Instructional Planning

1. Procedures for Short-Range & Long-Range Instructional Planning

We will discuss instructional planning in this lesson. You will learn how to use backward planning to align short and long-range goals based on content standards, student background and skills and assessment data.

Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

2. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.

Using Concept Maps to Plan Instruction

3. Using Concept Maps to Plan Instruction

Half of a teacher's job is planning instruction. Planning instruction is a big job and spans long time frames. In this lesson, we'll explore a method to plan instruction called concept mapping, which helps plan instruction.

Creating an Effective Syllabus for a Math Course

4. Creating an Effective Syllabus for a Math Course

Looking for ideas to create an effective math course syllabus? This lesson discusses the importance and uniqueness of math course syllabi and takes a look at components that should be included.

Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements

5. Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements

Writing lesson plans can be an overwhelming task at times. This lesson provides a guide to effective lesson planning. Learn about techniques, examples, and how to build a plan that benefits the educator and students.

How to Create a Lesson Plan Template

6. How to Create a Lesson Plan Template

Have freedom to use any type of lesson plan but stuck on what to include? This lesson will guide you through ideas for your specific needs and provide a template to help you visualize.

How to Create Effective Math Lessons

7. How to Create Effective Math Lessons

The goal of educators is to instill knowledge in students and teach them how to think. In this lesson, we will discuss how to create an effective math lesson.

Scaffolding Student Knowledge in Mathematics

8. Scaffolding Student Knowledge in Mathematics

Are you trying to find ways to help your students become more independent learners in mathematics? Check out this lesson for ideas to help scaffold your students in mathematics as they learn a new concept.

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