Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

Upon determining the needs of the students in a second grade classroom during my student teaching, I embarked upon a self-study about how I could differentiate my instruction in elementary mathematics. I set out to discover which instructional strategies I could implement in the classroom to ensure that every student felt appropriately challenged, motivated, and interested in mathematics. I incorporated a variety of manipulatives, math games, and group activities, among other methods, to engage students in mathematics. The photographs and field notes I took during daily activities- along with student work and test data- indicated that students enjoyed mathematics when concepts were presented in a variety of manners. This often led to noticeable improvements in students’ math skills. This study expanded my understanding of the instructional methods that enhance student enjoyment and comprehension in mathematics.

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Calculating an Approach to Differentiation in Math

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Upon determining the needs of the students in a second grade classroom during my student teaching, I embarked upon a self-study about how I could differentiate my instruction in elementary mathematics. I set out to discover which instructional strategies I could implement in the classroom to ensure that every student felt appropriately challenged, motivated, and interested in mathematics. I incorporated a variety of manipulatives, math games, and group activities, among other methods, to engage students in mathematics. The photographs and field notes I took during daily activities- along with student work and test data- indicated that students enjoyed mathematics when concepts were presented in a variety of manners. This often led to noticeable improvements in students’ math skills. This study expanded my understanding of the instructional methods that enhance student enjoyment and comprehension in mathematics.