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Math Instructional Strategies: Number Operations

Special Collection

This collection of resources was produced by KET for adult educators. Videotaped segments taken in actual classroom settings provide examples of strategies for teaching math in the adult education classroom. You will find techniques for using “hooks” to create relevance, suggestions for illustrating the relationship among decimals, fractions and percents, and examples of strategies to determine student understanding after a lesson. Some lessons are presented in traditional lecture-based style, while others feature student discussion and collaboration.

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Inquiry-Based: Converting Fractions to Percents

Students convert fractions to percents with guidance. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: Cooperative Learning Part 1

After guided practice, students change percents to fractions and shade in 100's grids as an aide. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: Cooperative Learning Part 2

Students convert fractions to percents cooperatively. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: Independent Practice

As students gain confidence in their abilities, independent practice reinforces new skills. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: Lesson Summary: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

The instructor and students summarize what they have covered. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: Reinforcement

As students gain skill, they can move from concrete examples to more abstract ones. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: The Relationship Among Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Part 1

A mind map and discussion are used to explore fractions, decimals and percents. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: The Relationship Among Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Part 2

This video Introduces benchmark fractions through connections with prior knowledge and real-world situations. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Inquiry-Based: The Relationship Among Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Part 3

The instructor uses prior knowledge connections and visualization to introduce fraction terminology. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Lecture-Based: Common Denominator

In this video, one method of finding common denominators is demonstrated. Lecture is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Lecture-Based: Hook

This video demonstrates the strategy of using real-life examples to engage students. Lecture is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Lecture-Based: Manipulatives

This video demonstrates the use of manipulatives for learning reinforcement. Inquiry is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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Lecture-Based: Summarizing and Comparing

This video shows summarizing and comparison of the relationship between fractions and decimals. Lecture is used to teach number operations.

9-12

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