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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math course
- Understanding Math Standards
- Developing Math Curriculum
- Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers
- 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