Time for math — again. Your heart starts racing, the knot in your stomach tightens, your palms grow clammy, self-doubt and fear of failure are weights on your shoulders, and a sheet of unanswerable questions stares you down. Math anxiety is real.
For many students (and teachers), the idea of classroom rules feels oppressive, stifling and sometimes just downright unfair.
It’s difficult to balance the need for order and structure with the desire to build a collaborative, fun environment for learning. But proper classroom management techniques include developing rules that guide student learning and set expectations around classroom behavior.
Teaching your students how to divide fractions can be just as simple as teaching multiplication — once you know all of the little tricks to get the right answer.
When you teach division, you want to make sure your students can not only solve a problem, but that they also understand what is happening in each question.
Confused on precisely how to divide fractions? So were we. That’s why we looked into the best tools and easiest ways to make sure your class understands key concepts. You’ll be fully equipped to teach your students all kinds of fraction division questions with ease!
It’s time for math class, and your students are bored.
It might sound harsh, but it’s true — only about half of students report being engaged at school, and engagement levels only drop as students get older.
Math puzzles are one of the best — and oldest — ways to encourage student engagement. Brainteasers, logic puzzles and math riddles give students challenges that encourage problem-solving and logical thinking. They can be used in classroom gamification, and to inspire students to tackle problems they might have previously seen as too difficult.
It’s one of the toughest parts of teaching math.
But differentiating instruction for each student is one of the most effective methods of addressing their unique skills deficits.
You can use Prodigy to simplify math content differentiation. You’ll deliver specific in-game problems to each student — or distinct student groups — in three quick steps!
For some teachers, it’s classroom bliss.
Students work together to investigate an authentic and nuanced problem. They build curriculum-aligned skills in the process. They’re rewarded with enhanced communication and problem-solving abilities.
But organizing and running suitable project-based learning (PBL) activities isn’t always easy, as the pedagogy is surrounded by debate and takes form in a range of exercises.
Just about every teacher agrees: report card comments are important. But there are few who actually look forward to writing them.
Because every instructor knows working under tight deadlines to create upwards of 20 unique and detailed reports isn’t exactly straightforward (or particularly fun).
And while no one at your school knows your students better than you do, writing valuable report card comments for each of them can be a huge challenge.
That’s why we created a list of 105 sample report card comments to help you find ideas, inspiration, and insights while writing your own assessments.