The True heart of math lies in logic and problem-solving. Students can be motivated by following simple tips to drive away from the fear and create interest. As the teaching goes now online mode, encourage the students to use virtual manipulates such as Geoboard, Poly pad, Construction math pad, Geogebra…etc. It gives a hands-on learning experience to the students. Giving exposure to real-life situations and asking them to research and explore few more ideas chapter-wise and share with their friends helps to develops enquiry skill of the student.
Make math fun by conducting online games such as quizzes, Kahoot, Mentimeter. They facilitate the student’s participation and enjoyment. Invite children to create their board games or a variety of known games. Ask the students to create mind maps for each topic either before explaining the topic as an introduction or after the topic as a conclusion as it gives the way to bridge or interlink the concepts. Motivate the students to create a questionnaire for each topic and conduct a quiz with the questionnaire in the class to develops the questioning techniques of the students.
To improve the problem-solving skills of the students, they need to understand math language. Give hints step by step for each problem and also draw figures where ever necessary as students can visualise and solve the problems more easily. To get clarity on the topic, plan an activity for each topic which can be self-paced or guided. To develop creative thinking and value-based leaning, motivate them towards project-based activities where students can research either in peer or group wise. Hence we can say mathematics is a key to opportunity. Students experience the power of mathematics by exploring the world around them.
Delhi Public School
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