Mathematics is a language of conceptual relationships. The development of mathematical potential, like any other valued ability, is something that takes dedication and hard work on the part of the teachers and students. Many of us learned mathematics as an isolated piece of information. Taking a mathematical concept and considering how it originates, extends, and connects with other concepts across the grades will help teachers to develop a deeper understanding for the students. It is then that we can plan instruction that ensures that our students regularly make connections to help them make sense of the mathematics they are learning. Traditional approaches assume the deep understanding of concepts and fails to teach for transferability. Developing a math curriculum that focuses on deep conceptual understanding in every topic should be the goal for every faculty member.
- Why is it important for our students to learn conceptually?
- How do a teacher know that the students understand the concepts? -Assessment Strategies
- What are the levels of the structures of knowledge and process for mathematics?
- How can we use free resources to enhance mathematics teaching?
- How to integrate technology to make learning interesting?
- SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) Integration of Technology Model
- TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) Model Framework
- 21st Century Math Learning-Strategies
- What do ideal mathematics classroom look like?
- Using Problem solving techniques to make math teaching interesting.
- Projects, questions to collate the learning at the end of each chapter for better understanding.
- How do we draw understandings from students using purposeful questions?
- Creating Rubrics to give constructive feedback.
By the end of the program, the teachers will have the following key takeaways:
- How to teach for deep understanding of mathematics?
- Why conceptual learning is important?
- Practical strategies to captivate and engage students
- Mathematical formalization and generalization