Hands-on Mathematics Teacher
I have taught Mathematics both at the Upper and Lower Secondary levels, and I believe they should be taught differently.
While Upper Secondary is all about preparing for important exams at the end of Year 12, lower secondary should be about understanding concepts, and the best way to do this is to learn in a fun, hands-on way. The courses presented here in my Hands-on Maths series are mostly for Lower Secondary Level.
I ‘ve had a lot of success using hands-on materials… like geoboards, paper models, compass and straight edge, (for Geometry), and blocks and dice (for Probability) teaching Lower Secondary Maths. The understanding gained through hands-on activities is deep and permanent, and not easily forgotten like many formulas. Once these concepts are well understood, a strong base is created for later studies at the Upper Secondary level, and beyond. There is undoubtedly a strong link between what is done with the hands, and the mind’s understanding. There is also a strong link between this and the memory … retaining what is learnt.
My courses here are free, and I am proud to be one of the community of teachers who provide online education at no cost to the student. Even if you do not take any of my courses… good luck with your Maths!
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