This website provides eight videos that will prove that math actually is awesome. What would your students say if they were allowed to doodle in class to learn math concepts? This and other videos are showcased on this site to help students further understand math.
I'm sure you have had a student or two to mutter that Algebra is not useful to them or why do you have to learn it. This website will help give you ammunition to fire back at your students some realistic answers. In addition, this website includes lessons, videos, and lecture notes that are to sure to be quite helpful to you in teaching Algebra.
In this video, you are introduced to the skill of teaching math without words, as taught by Matthew Pearson. He speaks of his problem with dyslexia and his Albert Einstein that helped him create his company that provides a visual approach to learning math. Watch it and see what you can learn.
I know you have a few students who have math anxiety for whatever reason. It is really hard to teach these students and motivate them. However, this article lists some of the major factors that contribute to math anxiety in students and gives helpful ideas for teachers to motivate children to study math and to prevent math anxiety.
This blog post by a math professor offers more insight into motivating students in math. It lists strategies such as discovering patterns, using recreational math, and showing your students the usefulness of a topic of interest to them.
I have actually heard many high school students voice their opinions about math class. Most of them are all negative. This article will provide you with ways to motivate those students to develop a great appreciation for math.
This video shows a high school math class using whole brain teaching methods. It seems like the students are highly engaged in learning. They teach each other, they mirror what the teacher does, and other strategies. Wouldn't it be nice if we became whole brain teachers or at least used whole brain teaching strategies in our teaching?