Teaching Mathematics is an art but there are certain factors about it that we can learn and improve our academic delivery.
Creating productive classroom discussions is one of them
Lecture method may work very well for some subjects but not all the time in Mathematics classes.
Engaging students by constantly asking them some questions is a nice method but only when the explanation and the questions are Mathematical. Reasoning and justifying are good habits of mind but they are only productive if they are based on Mathematical theories.
Creating a productive classroom discussion is probably the most difficult part of Mathematics teaching. I suggest five methods for moving beyond Lecture methods in teaching Mathematics.
I have always tried to practice these methods in my own teaching whether with students or with teachers and I have found them very useful
1. Predict the Pupils’ Responses of Mathematics
All the teachers should know about each and every student how he/she is going to react to the instructional tasks(s) that they are asked to work on. Read more