Teaching Math

Building Confidence In Math Class

Photography by Ta-Duc Updated September 9, 2020 When I ran for school board, one question was asked a number of times, usually by students. “How would I provide more teacher/student interactions?” I assumed the students wanted a more personal experience in their learning until a BBC News article made me realize that this question might …

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WARNING: DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO ELEVATEDMATH.COM BEFORE READING THIS

Herein contain requirements for instructors (including parents)  to teach math to their students with the Elevated Math program. First Requirement Instructors should read the Teacher Notes before playing the lesson, and explain the “Get Started” ideas to the student. Elevated Math provides all the tools for teaching two years of math, pre-algebra and algebra. To use …

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TEACHING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WITH MATH CLASS

Thomas Edison – “too stupid to learn anything” Updated August 15, 2020 Finding a right answer is sometimes not that important. More important is learning to approach a problem correctly, to study a mathematic question from different angles and to resist the urge to give up. This is best taught in middle school. In grades …

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Dyscalculia: Not a Cool Math Concept

Updated: September 10, 2020 A parent sent me an email. She wrote her child had been diagnosed with dyscalculia. I looked up the word. According to Wikipedia, “Dyscalculia (or math disability) is a specific learning disability involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending simple mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and includes difficulty in understanding …

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Students Don’t Like Math? Ask the Right Question.

A short article written in a 2006 issue of NCTM’s mathematics journal, Teaching in the Middle School, caught my eye. It was entitled “Some Students Do Not Like Mathematics”. The reasons stated were the same as we have heard for years: “We don’t engage our students,” “Parents are not involved,” “Students don’t know how to …

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