2nd Edition

Effective Techniques to Motivate Mathematics Instruction

By Alfred Posamentier, Stephen Krulik Copyright 2016
    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    Effective Techniques to Motivate Mathematics Instruction offers pre-and in-service teachers best practices and techniques that can be used to motivate students in the first few minutes of any lesson in mathematics. Veteran teacher educators Posamentier and Krulik show how a bit of creativity and planning up front pays back by enabling a successful lesson on even the most challenging mathematics topic. Organized around nine different motivational techniques, each chapter includes a variety of illustrative examples of how the technique may be applied. Designed to complement any methods textbook, this practical, accessible guide helps future math teachers ease the transition from successful student to successful teacher by developing the tools needed to create motivational introductions in their classes.


    Chapter 0: The Art of Motivating Students for Mathematics Instruction

    Chapter 1: Indicate a Void in Students’ Knowledge

    Chapter 2: Discovering a Pattern

    Chapter 3: Present a Challenge

    Chapter 4: Entice the Class with a "Gee-Whiz" Amazing Mathematical Result

    Chapter 5: Indicate the Usefulness of a Topic

    Chapter 6: Use Recreational Mathematics

    Chapter 7: Tell a Pertinent Story

    Chapter 8: Get Students Actively Involved in Justifying Mathematical Curiosities

    Chapter 9: Teacher-Made or Commercially-Prepared Materials

    Chapter 10: Using Technology to Motivate Mathematical Relationships

    Chapter 11: Using Practical Problems to Motivate Instruction


    Alred Posamentier, Stephen Krulik