Students can have a hit or miss experience with math. Math cannot be learned where there is no middle ground, and there is no way for teachers to train it.
Students will have better success in math if educators can figure out how to better teach the subject in class so they can be more confident in using those skills in real-life situations. We have collected different ways you can make learning math fun.
Make It Hands-on
Has ever happened to you that the presenter talked on and on during the workshop or meeting? Do you fidget a lot or it seems like your mind wanders elsewhere? You’re about to learn a secret from me. Almost all kids share this feeling.
Rather than a lecture and worksheet, consider turning a lecture into an interactive lesson during your math class. You may have your kids guess the number of items in a mystery bag or place numbers on an interactive number line.
Use Picture Books
Picture books can be used in math lessons in so many different ways. Numerous topics are available, including counting and multiplication. For children to learn math skills, read-aloud are an ideal method.
Working in a group is a great way to learn. Despite this, it’s often underused or barely used. Your expectations of what each team member should contribute need to be specific. Trying to solve a problem? Make sure each member has a task. People A and B are only able to combine terms of the same kind, while people C and D are only able to add and subtract.
Fewer Problems & More Mastery
I would rather have two awesome, well-thought-out problems than an entire drill sheet. Multiplication tables, for instance, may appear from time to time, but they are rare. You can create content by using just two problems.
By creating a problem that they would like solved, you can give your students value to the solution. When a player is playing Call of Duty, why would the death kill ratio be an important indicator of his abilities? If they sent 0.03 per text message, their cell phone bill would be ___ what are the most texts they have ever sent in a day? Create a simple equation and solve it.
Put In Place Engaging Routines
Repeating something a few times is sometimes helpful. One thing I have noticed in my teaching career is that. Routines are a favorite among children (even if they fight against them sometimes). The set expectations of your students help you stay on schedule. Students will remain engaged and look forward to the routines as long as you keep them engaging.
Consider a real-world issue that you are familiar with (preferably local)
In math lessons, there is typically a lecture that starts with a formula, how values are plugged in, and the correct answer. The learners aren’t motivated, which is a problem.
The key is provoking curiosity with pictures, short videos, diagrams, jokes, or graphs. Your trigger should relate to a local or personal issue (so your students feel more connected to it).
These tips can help you push your students to love math the next time you plan a lesson or activity with them. Make learning more meaningful, and you are likely to see your classroom enjoying math time.