Intelligent teens should not be leaving math class with a sense that they’re drowning daily
. Yet many do just that when math is taught in lecture format, and then students are expected to practice what they “hear.”
What if teens teach themselves and one another first
, in ways that allow their whole brains to grapple with, question, and grow curious about lesson concepts?
What if musically intelligent teens create jingles
to teach the quotient rules? What if artistic students design bulletin boards to coach peers in product rules? You get the idea – teens do far better and remember more when they can use their right and left brain to learn and implement new math concepts.
In this resource - flip the approach from teachers teaching to students learning
. You might even distribute lectures as notes.
Find brain based snippets
in these pages for topics you teach:
1. Students start
by filling out an interest inventory so you and they see their strengths and concerns.
2. All topics relate
to teens’ life now so they see how math is worth working at to learn,
3. Students create cheat sheets
as their first step to designing a task that teaches others.
4. Students use cheat sheets
to nudge each main concept into a real life outcome (see dozens of examples on P’ 35 and hints on P. 36.)
5. Students are encouraged
to learn from mistakes along their way, by starting with an answer and creating the questions through trial, error and team exchanges. See the fun?
How will your students learn to love math and gain more mastery at the same time?
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Answer keys are included to save you time
and the materials can be laminated, filed, and used again and again.
Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials
will benefit your daily goals as they advance young learners in class and beyond.
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