Deep into February and testing around the corner? Now is the perfect time for a math makeover that will turn your strugglers and haters into math-loving geniuses! Here are a few tips, and if you want the deep dish .........
Plan to attend a special virtual training this week!
7 Strategies to Turn Your Strugglers and Haters Into Math-Loving Geniuses!
Live Webinar Training Thursday, February 18th
But first the tips!
Here's the rating scale:
How do you rate your value of math on the following scale? (The Value scale)
3 = I love math!!! I do it for fun!! I will for sure be a math teacher someday or
some other cool job that uses math.
2 = I like math. It’s my favorite subject. I am interested in jobs that use math.
1 = Math is fun sometimes.
0 = Math is okay. It helps you get a job.
-1 = Math is boring. I don’t know why we have to learn all this stuff.
-2 = I don’t like math. I wish it would solve it’s own problems and go away.
-3 = I hate math. I wish it would die forever.
How would you rate your math confidence on the following scale? (The Confidence scale)
3 = I can figure out any problem on my own
2 = I can figure out most problems on my own
1 = I can figure out most problems if I have a little help
0 = I like to have help on about 50% of the problems
-1 = I like to have help on most of the problems. Math is hard.
-2 = I like to have help on all the problems. Math is too hard.
-3 = It’s hopeless
2. Select and use a combination of strategies to start supporting your “Haters.”
(We'll go over the strategies and you'll get a pdf guidebook when you sign up for the webinar!)
Start with the “Hater” group, and select a combination of strategies that you think will move these students as individuals. Sometimes it is easier to concentrate on one or two at time. If you start with the “ring leaders” you will notice a shift in the overall climate of your math community. The transition of the class leaders has a ripple effect on the rest of the class that is powerful.
3. Record your success in a journal.
Look for signs of success and celebrate!Use a spiral notebook with a page devoted to each student you are transitioning. When you apply a strategy, make a quick note and record what you notice as a result.