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David Wetzel

Best Strategies for Eliminating Elementary Student Math Misconceptions - 14 views

    Eliminating math misconceptions is difficult and merely repeating a lesson or extra practice will not help. Telling students were they are mistaken will not work either.

    Recognizing student misconceptions and immediately focusing on the misconception is important. Providing guiding questions using inductive reasoning is the best approach, along with the use of writing prompts which help reveal further student misconceptions.
David Wetzel

10 Elementary School Math Teaching Tips - 2 views

    Teaching math to elementary students is critical for establishing a foundation of success in mathematics. There is a need for some basic memorization of facts, because students who do not memorize arithmetic functions struggle in upper grades.

    However, math must be fun and interesting, along with making connections with real-world applications.
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