Top Ten Teaching Tips. Cynthia You ng Professor of Mathematics University of Central Florida. Ontario Colleges Mathematics Association “XXX-For the LOVE of Math”. You may not get all students to LOVE Math but you can get all students to LOVE SUCCEEDING at Math.
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Top Ten Teaching Tips
Professor of Mathematics
University of Central Florida
“XXX-For the LOVE of Math”
You may not get all students to LOVE Math but you can get all students to LOVE SUCCEEDING at Math
Has a student ever said to you..
There is a GAP that exists between when we have our students with us and when they are independent learners.
# 1: Make it REAL
If you upgrade your tires, don’t forget to get the onboard computer adjusted.
Invest EARLY because it’s not the first time your money doubles, it’s the last time your money doubles.
#2: Balancing Skills with Concepts
Graph the polynomial function.
T /F The graph of a polynomial function might not have any x-intercepts.
T /F The graph of a polynomial function might not have any y-intercepts.
Be aware of not overcompensating for skills at the expense of concepts.
#3: Reading the Book in Class Buys You Time
#4: Engaging Students With Your Turn
#5: In Class Assessment
Students can raise their hands and as an instructor we immediately can assess their level of understanding.
Negative (left hand), Positive (right hand), an answer that is an integer that can be raised on a hand.
Assessing Students IN CLASS
x = -4 is
#6: Think/Pair/Share Challenge
#7: Catch the Mistake
Solve for x :
The root x = 0 is lost when the original quadratic equation is divided by x. Never divide by a variable (it may be zero). Remember to put the equation in standard form first and then factor.
Catch the Mistake
#8: Using Wiley Plus Effectively:Read Ahead Quizzes and Cumulative Assessment
Wiley Plus: Read Ahead Quizzes and Cumulative Homework (Yellow)
#9: Get Out of Class Problem
Gives you a few seconds of one-on-one time with each student.
Catches misconceptions before they leave class and go home.
Students need to experience success before they go home.
I always pick number 38/46/52/26.
#10: Modeling YOUR World
Cynthia’s Top 10 Teaching Tips
Make it REAL
Balancing Skills with Concepts
Reading the Book in Class Buys You Time
Engaging Students with Your Turn
In Class Assessment
Think/Pair/Share with Challenge
Catch the Mistake
Using Wiley Plus Effectively
Get Out of Class Problem
Modeling Your World