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Tips for Teaching Math
Ask your student what skills in math she has and what she wants to learn.
Relate math skills to daily life.
Can your student:
use a calculator?
use a ruler?
use estimation strategies?
balance a checkbook?
read a thermometer?
calculate a tip?
read and interpret charts and graphs?
Observe and analyze the kinds of computational errors your student makes and then teach the necessary skills.
Teach your student strategies for solving word problems.
Encourage your student to check his work with a calculator.
Stress that HOW you do a problem is just as important as the correct answer.
Use “hands-on” manipulatives when teaching math concepts. For example, use a ruler to measure objects, or coins to count change.
Encourage frequent practice so that your student can master these skills. So often our students didn’t understand a concept in the classroom and were left behind when the class moved on to a new skill. This time ensure success by allowing your student time to really learn these skills.