18 Strategies to Help Students Who Have Trouble Moving from One Math Operation to Another
Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble moving from one math operation to the next? If so, keep reading.
1. Assess the clarity and quality of directions, explanations, and instructions given to the learner.
3. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled for the task is sufficient.
5. Get the learner to estimate math solutions before solving a problem as a tool for self-checking.
6. Get the learner to orally explain the issue to a teacher, assistant, or peer before solving the problem.
7. Get the learner to practice recognizing the sequence of math symbols (e.g., +, -, +, x).
8. Get the learner to solve math problems using a calculator.
9. Do not require the learner to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
10. Teach the learner why they are learning a math concept. Give the learner concrete examples and chances for them to apply those ideas in real-life situations.
11. Get the learner to talk through math problems as they solve them to find errors they are making.
12. Make sure the learner recognizes all math operation symbols (e.g., +, -, +, x).
13. Widen the math operation symbols so the learner will be more likely to observe the symbols.
14. Give math practice using an app or a hand-held educational device that gives instant feedback to the learner.
15. Select a peer to help the learner solve math problems.
16. Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.
17. Try gamifying your math lessons.
18. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many math app lists: