About This Chapter
Teaching Strategies for At-Risk Math Students - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will be presented with effective ways to handle at-risk students, especially in math. Some of the things you may learn include:
- How to recognize at-risk students in the subject area of math
- Ways to connect with at-risk students
- Techniques for providing instruction to ELL students
These subjects are presented through detailed text lessons. Short and comprehensive quizzes follow to give you chances to measure your understanding of the concepts you've gone over.
How It Helps
- Provides signs:Your knowledge of the signs of an at-risk student will help you develop a plan to begin helping them.
- Explains techniques: Because you will understand what methods work the best for at-risk students, you will be able to include them in your lesson plans.
- Increases knowledge: Your awareness of the type of classroom environment that helps ELL students can aid you in creating a better one for your students.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Recognize when you have a student who is at-risk in math
- Utilize effective strategies for gaining the attention of an at-risk student
- Include effective teaching techniques to help ELL students in the area of math
1. Screening & Assisting At-Risk Math Students
In this lesson we discuss methods for screening all math students and then assisting those who are struggling. This includes reviewing a look at strategies used by educators to improve the mathematical abilities of students.
2. Teaching & Reaching At-Risk Students
Part of being a good teacher is knowing how to reach as many students as possible. This lesson will help you think about what it means to call a student at-risk, and how you can best work with students who get labeled that way.
3. 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.
4. Guided Math as Differentiated Instruction
Teaching math concepts to students at different levels of understanding can be challenging. This lesson defines guided math and differentiated instruction, and describes how to incorporate the concepts into classroom lessons.
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Other chapters within the Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math course
- Standards & Planning for Math Instruction
- Creating an Effective Math Learning Environment
- Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement in Math
- Student-Centered Instructional Strategies for Math
- Teaching Critical Thinking, Logic & Reasoning in Math
- Integrating Math with Other Disciplines
- Using Technology in the Math Classroom
- Assessing Student Learning & Providing Feedback