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ERIC Number: EJ898753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students
Scarpello, Gary
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n1 p59-60 Sep 2010
Since most elementary school teachers do not hold a degree in mathematics, teaching math may be a daunting task for some. Following are a few techniques to help make teaching and learning math easier and less stressful. First, know that math is a difficult subject to teach--even for math teachers. The subject matter itself is challenging. Second, unlike other curricula, math has a built in fear factor known as "math anxiety," which can start as early as fourth grade. Research shows that students and elementary school teachers alike have some level of math anxiety. At the root of this anxiety is a lack of confidence in one's ability to do the math. Developing this confidence is an important part of teaching and learning math. To build one's confidence, take the time to understand the underlying math concepts one will be teaching. Presented are teaching tips for math teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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