Mathematics Instruction

This section incorporates video clips of teachers utilizing effective instructional strategies for helping a wide range of students learn mathematical concepts and problem-solving processes. These include concrete-representational-abstract strategies, mnemonics, graphic organizers, and direct instruction.

Uses hands-on physical (concrete) models or manipulatives to represent numbers and unknowns

Draws or uses pictoral representations of the models

Involves numbers as abstract symbols of pictoral displays

Uses mnemonic strategies to help students improve their memory of new information or to link new information to prior knowledge

Uses graphic organizers to assist students in completing mathematical procedures and solving problems

Uses direct instruction to help students master basic or isolated numerical operations and skills

Provides students with opportunities to explain problem solving steps/processes orally and/or in written form


Click here to access the Mathematics Instruction Professional Development Resource Modules that complement these videos.