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ERIC Number: ED511072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 180
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1036-6
ISSN: N/A
Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results
Willis, Judy
ASCD
Has it ever seemed to you that some students are hardwired to dislike math? If so, then here's a book that explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what you can do to turn those attitudes around. Math teacher and neurologist Judy Willis gives you over 50 strategies you can use right away in any grade level to: (1) Rehabilitate negative attitudes about math; (2) Reduce mistake anxiety; and (3) Relate math to students' interests and goals. Find out how a better understanding of your students' brains can help you build foundational skills in math and other subjects and develop your students' long-term memory of academic concepts. Explore classroom interventions that help you: (1) Change your students' math intelligences by incorporating relaxation techniques, humor, visuals, and stories into your teaching; (2) Eliminate stress and increase motivation to learn math by using errorless math, estimation, and achievable challenges; and (3) Differentiate your strategies to students' skill levels by using scaffolds, flexible grouping, and multisensory input. Find out how a better understanding of your students' brains can help you build foundational skills in math and other subjects and develop your students' long-term memory of academic concepts.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development