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Effective Techniques to Motivate Mathematics Instruction





ISBN 9781138640955
Published May 12, 2016 by Routledge
190 Pages

 
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

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