Organizing for instruction in mathematics

Ediger, Marlow
June 1999
Journal of Instructional Psychology;Jun99, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p85
Academic Journal
A good mathematics instructor is a proficient organizer of pupils for instruction in mathematics (Ediger, 1997, pp 18-38). Here, the teacher has numerous incidental ways for pupils to learn mathematics. Bulletin board displays which illustrate selected facts, concepts, and generalizations in mathematics can assist pupils to obtain needed background information on their very own. The bulletin board display may also be used in direct teaching of pupils as they relate to an ongoing lesson or unit of study. One of the best stimulating bulletin board displays l observed when supervising student teachers and cooperating teachers in the public schools emphasized a history of measurement. Many pupils were fascinated with the display by noticing how the centimeter, meter, and kilometer had their beginning or origin, l think the bulletin board display here helped pupils to learn more about measurement. Many pupils spent much time viewing and discussing the bulletin board display. The mathematics teacher needs to take down a display when it has served its purpose and prepare a new one which encourages pupil learning.


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