Math Teaching Strategies: The Language of Math One of the best math teaching strategies is teaching math concepts through the use of math word walls. It really is all about the words, I have discovered, and teaching the language of math is critical to teaching math concepts and procedures. I honestly don't think I could ever teach math without a word wall ! We have time every day for reviewing the words, and it is the most helpful strategy I know for teaching vitally important math terminology.
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Mathematics - THE POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT Concept Learning Bricks are foundational vocabulary terms and concepts, designed for multi-sensory learners, that students need to master before they can apply the actual concepts to other areas. Each Concept Learning Brick is organized with a question, answer, physical gesture movement, concept examples, and picture to represent the academic term. The image on the card, associated memory gesture, and vocabulary definition allow students to see, hear, say, and do so much more with these crucial terms in a way that is fun and engaging. Over 220 concepts are available!
During a recent conversation on Twitter with @MichaelT1979, we were asked to recommend our top free apps for English and Maths for students to download and use over the summer. We use these apps every week and they make fantastic free additions to your iPad app portfolio. We would recommend that you also check out Part 1 of this mini series – Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for English Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , sjakeman.blogspot.com Geometry Labs Geometry Labs is a book of hands-on activities that use manipulatives to teach important ideas in geometry. These 78 activities have enough depth to provide excellent opportunities for discussion and reflection in both middle school and high school classrooms. Middle school teachers will find many labs that help prepare students for high school geometry by getting them to think visually and become familiar with fundamental concepts, figures, and vocabulary. Teachers of high school geometry —whether traditional, inductive, or technology-based— will find many labs that approach key topics in their curriculum from a different point of view.
5 Ways to Make Fact Fluency Fun - One Stop Teacher Shop As teachers, we know how important it is for students to know their math facts fluently. Without this skill, it is difficult for them to learn higher level math concepts. The best way for student to learn these facts is to practice, practice, and practice. Unfortunately, students don’t always want to do what is best for them. The best way that I have found to get kids to practice their math facts is by making it fun! Here are five ways to make math fact fluency fun: