Teaching Mathematics to Elementary School Students Using a Variety of Tools

Jennifer R. Bradley, Charles E. Notar, Donna F. Herring, Charlotte K. Eady

Abstract


This article is based on a first-year, third-grade teacher’s attempt to improve instructional strategies for teaching mathematics in an inner city elementary school. Review of the literature suggested a variety of methods for teaching mathematical concepts to children in grades K-5.  The researcher found that carefully-planned units that include group work, intervention groups, parental involvement, entertainment elements, and explicit instruction increase students’ curiosity, enjoyment, and success in learning mathematics.

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