New and creative ways to teach math are constantly being developed, especially in the technology driven world we live in today. Opportunities For Learning has put together the following video to help cover a couple of the concepts students see in their Algebra 1 classes. Try it out and let us know how you do in the comments:
Here are some other great ways to help make learning math easier:
1. Work on the basics
As you’ve probably already figured out, Math lessons are not organized randomly. Instead, each lesson is meant to build on the one before, and because of this it is important that you take the time to learn the basics. Mastering initial lessons and taking time to practice fundamentals like multiplication and division will be crucial to ensuring future success.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
If you struggle with a lesson, don’t hesitate to ask a someone for help, whether its teachers, tutors, or other students. As mentioned, if lessons are meant to build on each other, then you must make sure to understand one before moving on to the next one.
3. Review mistakes
Whenever work gets corrected and is returned, make sure you take some time to review any notes or corrections from the teacher. Whenever you do math, understanding the little things are important and reviewing your work is a great way to improve your math skills.
4. Practice, practice, practice!
Learning by doing might commonly be associated with physical activities, but is actually also very effective for learning math. Ask your teacher for extra problems you can try working out at your own pace.
5. Apply it to the Real World
Don’t think you use math every day? Think again. You’re using math in daily tasks like shopping, cooking, and budgeting. A great way to learn math is by applying it to real world situations, similar to our video above. Try it out the next time you’re stuck on a problem