Today, I wanted to discuss something specific from the video. Many children dislike math and find it to be difficult. How can we make it better for our students? What we really need to focus on is stopping all of the math errors. Children make math errors according to Whole Brain Teaching due to 4 things:
- Too few repetitions - We don't give the children enough practice!
- Errors are corrected late - We wait a day, week, or longer to give children feedback on their assignment. It makes it tough for them to learn from their mistakes because of this. They should receive immediate feedback!
- No fun - Much of the math work we assign is just not fun. We need to play more games and make math more interesting for our students.
- Non-motivating rewards - We need to focus more on instrinsic rewards such as rewarding children for making improvements in Math. You can do that by using a super improvement wall, which you can also check out in a video on Whole Brain Teaching.
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