Math is often hard to learn for the students; that is why it is crucial to choose the right way to teach this subject. In my opinion, a student’s motivation is the point that should get the most of a teacher’s attention. After checking several motivation-based strategies of teaching Math, I concluded that the most effective strategy is to set concrete topics to learn within a strict time setting because it affects students’ motivation the strongest. Moreover, Abramovich (2019) states that “motivation becomes connected to an anticipated future success as a consequence of adolescence; students now seek greater concretization of concepts” (p.5). Combining concreteness with constant motivation is the key to let students learn Math in the most productive way possible.
My effective strategy’s concept is to create a list of particular topics, from the easiest to the hardest to learn, set concrete evaluation standards, and have strict passing due dates. While applying it, I discovered that students pass the first topics on time efficiently, which motivates them to be better at the complicated pieces. Learners get a well-structured knowledge that expands subject by subject, and the previous tasks are applied effectively in the new ones. Although it was tough, many students got used to the process and pushed themselves to practice even harder to get ready to pass on time.
To learn particular topics within a strict period is the most effective approach as it leaves no choice for a student but to concentrate and get it done. If a teacher applies the strategy while teaching Math, students might get a habit of such a learning algorithm and use it in different subjects and beyond.
Abramovich S., (2019). Teaching Mathematics through Concept Motivation and Action Learning. Education Research International, 2019, 1-13. Web.