The effective teaching of mathematics is crucial for students to become proficient in mathematical concepts and capable of applying these skills in diverse settings. Students being able to have these skills could potentially result in increasing student enrollment in higher-education math-related programs. This presentation will discuss numerous innovative teaching methods designed to solve the commonly faced issue of students needing help understanding the material and applying it in future curriculums effectively. When talking about traditional approaches, such as direct instruction and practice, compare these with more modern methods that include collaborative learning, the use of technology, and real-world problem-solving scenarios. Educators have discussed how different strategies can be used to best fit students’ differing learning styles so that more students have the opportunity to succeed in math-related programs. Key findings from educational research found in various sources and a small study done on a group of students who have studied math previously will be discussed regarding math teaching methods being used and how these students feel about these methods used in a classroom setting. This talk also will include the challenges educators may face in using these methods since some methods are effective for some topics, but not necessarily every topic in a given curriculum. The goal of this presentation is to provide insight from educators and students on ways that implementing different styles of teaching can be beneficial to future students where these students can have a better understanding of basic math concepts to help them effectively move forward using their knowledge in mathematics in daily life or a higher-education program.

I think this is a great topic to discuss for a longer talk. The reason I am pursuing math today is because of all the work that teachers have done to show me the positives of math. They were able to constantly adapt to different learning styles to cater to each student and their needs. I am very excited to learn more about your topic.

I’m excited for this talk! I have always loved learning math (obviously…), so I am very interested to learn more about the methods of teaching it. I hope to learn about some methods that I enjoyed learning from in middle and high school!

I thought your talk was very good Alyssa! Being a future teacher I feel like it was super beneficial to see different ways of teaching material since not every kid learns the same and learning different ways of solving problems just expands your math knowledge and makes the brain stronger! Very well done!