Mathematics is the most hated subject all the time.  Learners said that “we don’t want Math subject because it is really hard to understand.” 

Here are some habits for highly effective teaching in Mathematics; (1)Let it make sense, Let us strive to teach for understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures, the “why” something works, and not only the “how”. This understanding, as I’m sure you realize, doesn’t always come immediately. It may take even several years to grasp a concept. For example, place value is something kids understand partially at first, and then that deepens over a few years.(2)Remember the Goals, Then one more goal that I personally feel fairly strongly about: let learners see some beauty of mathematics and learn to like it, or at the very least, make sure they do not feel negatively about mathematics. The more you can keep these big real goals in mind, the better you can connect your subgoals to them. And the more you can keep the goals and the subgoals in mind, the better teacher you will be(3)Know your Tools, Math teacher’s tools are quite numerous nowadays. Basic tools like board and/or paper to write on. essential. Easy to use. ;the book or curriculum; manipulatives objects; geometry and measuring tools; the extras, like games and puzzles.(4)Living and Loving Math, You are the teacher. You show the way – also with your attitudes, your way of life. Let it make sense. This alone can usually make math quite a difference and kids will stay interested. When you use math in your daily life, explain how you’re doing it, and include the children if possible. Figure it out together.

By: Mrs. Freda D. Salavaria | Teacher I | Luz Elementary School | Limay, Bataan

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