Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program
When students are engaged in a “balance” of mathematics activities, they can succeed where it counts: in applying their math skills and reasoning ability to solve real-life problems requiring mathematical solutions. By developing a balanced math program in your classroom, you are ensuring that your students receive the full range and balance of mathematical understanding and skills necessary to tackle challenged areas of focus and the new math standards. Learn how to:
- Build computational skills
- Develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving abilities
- Deepen conceptual understanding
- Demonstrate understanding in a variety of assessment formats based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommendations
Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program provides a practical framework for implementing each of these components to further develop your math programs.