In our latest Tuesdays for Teachers webinar our PD team shared teaching strategies to help students gain core math skills.
We identify mathematically proficient students as being able to:
- Explain to themselves the meaning of a problem and look for entry points to its solution.
- Make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.
- Use assumptions, definitions, and previously established results to construct arguments.
- Apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
In the webinar “Moving UP! Mathematical Reasoning,” we explore resources and instructional methods that can help students become proficient in the skills they need to pass the GED Mathematical Reasoning test. We share how the GED Ready performance level descriptors can be used to identify a student’s challenges in math and create an individual study plan. We also review strategies and activities that can help students build their math vocabulary, develop problem solving abilities and strengthen their math fluency.
The webinar also shares common math misconceptions, how using brainteasers can alleviate student stress levels when solving math problems and help them gain the confidence they need to explore more challenging math equations.
The full webinar, math prompts and other related resources can be downloaded here.