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AS a PARAPROFESSIONAL

The Content that you teach needs to be learned by you first. It is important!

The approach you will use needs to be thought out.  How you help is important!

THIS TAKES TIME and THOUGHT

Math instruction should encourage students to think mathematically: to engage ideas about space and number and to explore the relationships of those ideas to each other.

The more highly teachers value struggle and feel in control of the learning experience, the more they will enjoy teaching mathematics and embrace student struggle in the future.  Their students will begin to value struggle and feel in control too. They will begin to enjoy math!

 1. (value struggle and feel in control)

 2. (enjoy teaching)

3. (embrace struggle)

This article helps describe that valuing struggle is key to being a teacher!

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X18315130

https://nrich.maths.org/mathematically.

This link is to activities to share with students

This description of math instruction sounds simple in words. But we all know it’s not that simple in reality. Even though getting there can take a lot of work, the journey is worthwhile. As people who help students learn math, it’s a very significant accomplishment to encourage students to think mathematically.

Those who teach math including teachers, paras, and parents might need a bit more knowledge about math so that they can teach it in the way that it deserves to be taught.

In order to help you learn a bit more about math ideas, in this unit! We’ve designed it to be easy to understand and helpful.

Module: Helping Students Do Math

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