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Teaching Math Concepts in STEM Classrooms - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will learn about methods, strategies and suggestions that can help you incorporate math more fully into your STEM classes. The chapter covers ways to teach math to ELL and special needs students, using math technology, and a wide range of activities. You will find resources including:
- Strategies and methods for teaching math and problem-based activities
- Ways in which math technology can be used in the classroom
- How to tailor math instructions to students' individual needs
- Techniques for teaching math to special needs and ELL students
- Activities that can help you incorporate math with science, literature, art and history
This comprehensive study guide features a readily-accessible online platform that allows you to study at your own pace and at your convenience. You can work from any device and in any location that offers Internet access. You can even study using your smartphone! Our brief, yet entertaining and informative lessons are taught by expert instructors, and rarely last longer than ten to fifteen minutes. A short quiz accompanies each lesson, and a chapter exam allows you to ensure full mastery of the material.
How It Helps
- Strengthens differentiated teaching: These materials provide suggestions, techniques and methods for teaching math to ELL students and students with learning disabilities.
- Engages student interest: You will find activities and project-based materials that can help you spark and hold your students' interest in math.
- Makes connections: Interesting activities allow you to integrate math with history, art and other subject areas in your STEM classes.
Upon completion of this chapter, you should know how to:
- Understand how to incorporate math into your STEM classes
- Find ways to teach math to a wide range of students with varied capabilities
- Use math-related technology in the classroom
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. Problem-Based Learning Activities in Math
Math instruction has undergone many changes, and problem-based learning is one method responsible for this change. In this lesson, we will provide an overview of problem-based learning activities and show how to use them in your math classroom.
3. Math Technology in the Classroom
Teachers use lots of tools to keep students engaged and active learners. Math class is no exception, and technology is a great way to hook learners. This lesson examines how math technology can be used in pre-K through 12 classrooms.
4. 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.
5. Math Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
All students need strategies to find success in math, including those with learning disabilities. What kind of strategies work best? Read on to find out.
6. Teaching Math to ELL Students
Teaching math to ELL students can be challenging but fun for any educator. This lesson provides information about English language learners, provides suggestions for the class environment, and offers new math-teaching strategies.
7. Activities for Integrating Math & Science in the Classroom
This lesson explores the current trend of integrating math and science instruction into the classroom. We'll also look at various examples of activities you can use to engage K-12 students in learning science and math.
8. Activities for Integrating Math & Literature in the Classroom
Learning objectives now focus on integrating core concepts across the curriculum. This lesson discusses why integrating math and literature is important and gives examples of activities that can be used to engage students in this process.
9. Activities for Integrating Math & Art in the Classroom
Math and art together are not as foreign as you might think. This lesson highlights areas where they occur together in our world, and offers suggestions for how you can integrate them into your classroom.
10. Activities for Integrating Math & History in the Classroom
Combining math and history in the curriculum is important because they are both intertwined as math has shaped our history and vice versa. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities that can be used to engage K-12 students in learning history and math.
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