Math is everywhere in daily life, but students often fail to see the connection between what is in the classroom and what is in the real world. That disconnect can be a challenge for students, their parents and especially teachers.
As the expectations for mathematical fluency increase, math teachers may find themselves at different stages in their training, abilities and how best to help students build on their existing knowledge.
A key part is understanding math and numerical literacy and making classroom concepts relevant to everyday living. There are strategies for teaching math literacy that improve learning and lessen anxiety.
Whether you teach elementary school, middle school or high school, you’ll find resources that will strengthen your math skills, help you and your students fill in gaps or jump ahead, and extend learning beyond the classroom.