If we don't do anything to identify students who are struggling and have difficulties, then it will play a part in their education for the rest of their academic careers and potentially their lives outside of academics such as in their careers and/or personal life. Currently, there are a few ways to see if children and students are struggling with mathematics and numeracy. These methods include, screenings, tests, activities that test mathematical knowledge or a combination of them. The most easiest method to administrate, but not always the most reliable method is testing (Jordan et al. 182).
Teaching is more than delivering facts to students, it’s about developing a child to their full potential. I don’t want my students to memorize material for a test, then soon forget it, like I did growing up. This is not beneficial in the long run, students should know a math equation because they understand how to formulate it, not because they were told what the equation was. Because of this, I want to adopt a more constructivism approach to teaching math. I plan to be creative when it comes to math, and find ways where my students can construct their own learning and develop their own understanding behind the concepts of mathematics.
That does not mean that teachers should not be asking questions at the lower end of Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognitive rigor. In fact, it is important that a teacher begins a lesson with the questions at the Recall and Understand levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. However, in order to solve meaningful problems, students must be challenged with higher-level questions that follow the lower-level questions. Students will find difficulty applying their mathematical ideas or analysing a mathematical situation if they are not asked higher-level questions in classroom activities and
And also this small scale research shows that incorporating Roberts Gagne’s instructional design model is an effective model to teach mathematics concepts though the model is very much focused on the objectives the learning process. And it also shows that students are well motivated to learn mathematics by using this model of teaching. Therefore this shows that the way of teaching effects the student’s curiosity to learn the subject matter and it is always important for the teachers to improve their pedagogical knowledge in teaching and learning process. Though the lesson taught in class 1 is well conducted, it is recommended to include more active strategies within the nine events of Gagne’s instructional design model. For class 2 it is recommended to used more activities which will gain the students motivation and to give individual help to the students to ensure the correct understanding of the concept for the students.
Mathematics has been instructed with the goal that kids can comprehend the numerical information displayed to them, and ready to perform basic and complex computations in everyday experiences. It is additionally a typical conviction among students that math is a hard subject and hard to learn, thus resulting to not be able to have the capacity to adapt up effortlessly to this subject. In mathematics education, numerous researchers propose inventive methods for educating, connecting idea and genuine applications and propelling the students to appreciate the subject to overcome Math Anxiety (Hemmings, Grootenboer, and Kay, 2011). According to Mizell (2015), mathematics is also an essential subject in the K-12 educational programs. In the Philippines, mathematics is a general instruction subject in the tertiary training.
Children around the world learn long division, public schools and private schools teach long division since it is part of school curriculum, and that long division is a more-efficient method when dealing with division problems in mathematics (Rogers. 2012). It is on this background that I figure out that there could be certain barriers that hinder learners to master and learn the standard algorithm of long division. 1.3 Statement of the problem Investigating barriers that prevent learners to understand and learn how to use the traditional algorithm will be very much important to be informative to learners on how to overcome them to be able to master and understand the concept. The investigation will help teachers to find the right and convenient approach to teach this particular standard algorithm of long division.
In order to attain the national goals related to scientific literacy, it is necessary to determine what factors influence achievement of students in mathematics. In short, there is a need to analyze all related research, make appropriate policies and develop effective educational methods to improve science and mathematics education. In order to promote greater student achievement and meet increased expectations, Mathematics teacher will need a battery of instructional materials to fulfill students’ needs. Students will more likely see the value of the lesson if the instructional materials and student-assigned tasks reflect the worth of the content. The choice of instructional
Some of the reasons are attributed to teacher quality/characteristics while others to the nature of the subject. The teacher is no doubt an important component in school mathematics learning and probably has a pronounced effect on how and what mathematics a student learns. There has been a change of research interest in teacher education from studying teachers' classroom behaviour and teaching skills to examining teachers' thinking and beliefs. Such a shift is based on the assumption that a need for increased understanding of teachers' decision making and practice in the classroom (Armour-Thomas, 1989; Clandinnin & Connelly, 1987; Clark & Peterson, 1986; Fenstermacher, 1978). Although it is a difficult task to study teachers' beliefs, it is likely to be a rewarding area of research if concepts of specific beliefs are carefully operationalized, appropriate methodology chosen, and designs thoughtfully constructed (Pajares, 1992).
It has its advantages and also disadvantages which are sometimes alarming and one of these disadvantages are that when students do not know the basics and they are already using the calculator , it can be a problem when they are to perform mental calculations. They will have no foundation of knowledge in mathematics if they will not know mental calculation and solving problems by just thinking and not using any of the modern devices nowadays. This problem had been studied for years because researchers are curious if a calculator can really affect one’s way of dealing with numbers mentally. Mathematics has different fields and all includes basic calculations and one must first know how to analyze the things needed in a problem. A problem may need some manipulations first before performing calculations and a student very dependent to calculators might have a problem answering it.
ICT in school helps prepares learners through their future profession in which their will acquire in life. ICT is needed in school to provide better information to students such as videos, notes and so forth. As a Home Economics training teacher, teaching students Home Economics requires skills in order to equipped students with the right mind and knowledge to help them in the future. In school Home Economics is divided in to three strands however each strand requires ICT in acquiring better learning and teaching to take place. The strands are Home Management, Food and nutrition, and Clothing and Textiles.