In a survey, it was found that there are about 3 out of 10 students who feel Maths is not an easy subject for them. It is because seldom we, as mentors, fail to get them to understand the reasoning.
Mathematics is a case which demands logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students need to know the potential of mastering this subject and why it is required to practice the problems based on various concepts and methods.
Students should ask questions such as why they ought to learn about algebraic equations? What is the use of understanding the central tendency? How are the principles of trigonometry beneficial for us in real life? Then only, they will feel motivated to learn this subject. Now let us see how to make this subject more interesting for them.
Connectivity with Reality
Notice where the pupils will employ each math topic they are learning in class like it can be used in their science classes or some engineering topics.
It’s exceptional when you can use real examples from different subjects and make the students apprehend it. Assist them in making an association between the math principles and the “real world”.
Adding Creativity in Teaching
Teachers can supplement their imaginative skills while tutoring Maths by using Maths model. Use the working models to explain the fundamentals of geometrical shapes such as circles, cubes, triangles, squares, rectangle, etc.
The famous formula ‘Heron’s Formula‘, which explains the area of the triangle, can also be determined using these models.
Retain your Students
Teachers should maintain the interest level of students in the class. Invite them to role-play the theory in their style. Begin a revision exercise, particularly one that helps them to remember the vocabulary and symbols.
Capture their opinions and decisions about the matter. Also, examine their feedback about your approach for them. Students should feel frank to deliver their thoughts if they are not able to match the speed with your teaching.
Everyone here is humans; mistakes could happen to anyone. Hence, if any errors occurred while doing problems, the student should feel free to make them correct. It will help them to build their self-confidence also.
Get your students moving, thinking, and collaborating.
Before my group takes a math test, we go through a day auditing. My understudies’ preferred method to audit is to Unlock the Box Mysteries. I put prizes, similar to erasers, notebooks, or pencils, into a tool kit and lock it with a 4-digit number lock.
They get pieces of information that expect them to utilize the new math idea and must work together with different understudies in their gathering to take care of the issues.
Each time they find a solution right, I give them a manila envelope with another piece of information. The answer to the last piece of information is a 4-digit number. The understudies use it to open the bolt and discover their shock in the case. Indeed, even my understudies who detest math love Unlock the Box Mysteries!