Ch 1: Teaching Math: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult

About This Chapter

This series of lessons was developed to help prepare you for taking the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Math test. The subject of this chapter is teaching math.

Teaching Math: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult - Chapter Summary

Let us help you prepare for the NBPTS Math certification exam by providing these lessons that can serve to refresh your memory. The lessons will enhance your knowledge of things like:

  • Learning methods and strategies for teaching math
  • Examining what a math concept is
  • Recognizing academic and social barriers for math students
  • Exploring how to teach math facts to kids
  • Getting familiar with teaching math to diverse students
  • Taking a look at the process of teaching math to special needs students
  • Educating ELL students in math
  • Understanding how to assess students who are gifted and talented

The lessons are designed to help you answer related NBPTS exam questions. While studying the lessons in this chapter, you can easily track your progress on the dashboard, and there is a feature that allows you to contact the instructor with any questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Teaching Math: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult
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Social & Academic Obstacles for Math Students

1. Social & Academic Obstacles for Math Students

While you may be passionate about math as a math teacher, this is may not be the case for your students. Even if your students want to like math, there may be some obstacles that are holding them back. Learn how you can overcome them.

Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

2. 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.

What is a Math Concept?

3. 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.

How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

4. How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

Teaching math facts can be a daunting task. Using a variety of instructional strategies, such as music, movement, games, flashcards, foldables, and T-charts, keeps math practice exciting, thus increasing student motivation and memorization.

Teaching Math to Diverse Students

5. Teaching Math to Diverse Students

Diverse student populations challenge teachers to meet all students' learning needs. This lesson discusses diversity in the math classroom and offers ideas for differentiating your instruction to meet unique student needs.

Educating Students with Special Needs

6. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Teaching Math to ELL Students

7. 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.

Assessing Gifted & Talented Students

8. Assessing Gifted & Talented Students

This lesson defines what it means for a student to be gifted and talented. It also discusses the assessments used to determine if a student meets state-mandated requirements for entering a gifted and talented program.

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