students rotated to the second station they were challenged to match vocabulary with definitions by piecing puzzle pieces together. As I teach math, it is easy to fall into the same pattern of drill and practice and expecting all students to demonstrate their problem solving skills through completion of math problems. As a special education teacher, within a math classroom, I constantly am thinking of how to accommodate all my students. However, after taking this course, it brought enlightenment of the…
to read the book. The story is how a large amount of people for a variety of reasons, did not properly learn and retain information in crucial math classes growing up. Throughout my schooling I can remember facing many of the teaching strategies that Ms. Burns credits as being what created such a large group of people with a lack of understanding for math. Activities like timed quizzes and worksheets in grade school which intended for students to perfect what we had been learning based on memory…
The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four The hero cannot progress without curiosity. However, curiosity can turn into a dangerous obsession. There are many good examples of this throughout Victorian literature. Literary works such as She by H. Rider Haggard and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, reflect the curious mind at work using scientific exploration to achieve the goal of solving the mystery, but attempting to solve the mystery poses dangers to the protagonists…
Strategies for Teaching Mathematics Daily Data There are several strategies for teaching mathematics in the primary grades. Burton (2010) describes the strategy of a daily data activity in which the teacher uses a chart or graph to record class data. The data comes from children’s lives, for example, graphing the number of siblings of each child in the class. Daily data engages students because the data being collected is from their lives, it is authentic to the students. The process of collecting…
Why Basic Theory is Important in Teaching Mathematics Nicole Galloway Math 601 Number Systems Research Paper The first and most important question I am going to ask is, is math important and why. Math, it's everywhere. You just can't avoid it; no matter how hard you try. We use math when we're trying to figure out how much fertilizer is needed for fields of corn, onions, or cotton. We use math when we want to bake two-dozen of those mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies…
Jigsaw” Jigsaw is a teaching strategy that allows for a teacher to break up learning material so, that students must reply on each other to learn the required information. For example you present a lengthy article to your class. You then break apart students into groups where they are each assigned different sections. Once assigned their section, they are re grouped with students that share the same section. In their “like groups” they discuss and share their ideas about their section. After they…
I learned about a different co-teaching strategy that we have not learned much about in the blocks, station teaching. It was a lot of fun to come up with each station and McKinnah and I did a good job making stations interesting for the students and varying the level of difficulty of the stations. We had four stations, with between five to six students at each station for ten minutes. I also learned that a lot of planning has to go into each station and sometimes you have to employ help for your…
When Mrs. Laura was teaching math, she used the smart board to write all the problems. She would then call up the children and had them write the answer on the smart board. The children had little dry erase boards in front of them so they can try to figure out on their own the answer. Each day, the children would count each number on the number chart and then add a new number as the days went by. So by the end of the school year, they were able to count up to the number 180. By the end of the school…
Instructional Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners Math EDU 534: Diverse Family Structures October 10, 2012 Abstract This paper investigates and examines the needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in our classrooms today. It defines who they are, gives statistics at three different levels, nationally, statewide and at the school level. A few general concerns about ELL are discussed and also some positive…
org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html to identify students ' multiple intelligence. I instruct the students to be as realistic as possible on the quiz. The results will be consolidated and analyzed in planning my teaching style and strategies for a class. To meet the needs of spatial learners I include cross word puzzles and surveys in my teaching. In my vocabulary list I give multiple options to students for completion of tasks. Some of them are write a poem, create an original rap song, make a collage, and many more to meet…