11 Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Students Who Have Given Up on Learning
Student Engagement Techniques that Motivate Students with Special Needs and Ignite Excitement for Every Student in the Classroom to Be Successful
By Jordan B. Smith Jr. Ed.D.
Motivating teenagers to learn is a tough job… Motivating them to enjoy math is harder than the Riemann Hypothesis!
Math has certainly gotten a bad reputation for being a subject that involves endless calculations and problems that will never be used in the real world, especially now that we all walk around with calculators in our pockets!
But the fact is that math is required in multiple areas of an adult’s life, from preparing recipes to managing finances, and that’s without a career in STEM.
Neurodivergent students have even more of a difficult time with math as it can take more time and effort to understand complex concepts.
At the same time, as students with special needs have significant difficulties with transitions, math is more important for them to make sense of the world and thrive as adults.
While students have challenges learning and enjoying math, the special needs math teacher faces a wide range of obstacles – a severe lack of resources, guidance, and effective teaching strategies.
You have some help, though. In this guide to teaching math to students who need additional support, you will discover:
And much more.
As a special needs teacher, your time is already limited. From meetings to paperwork, there is little time left for actual teaching. Do you really have time to do more?
These 11 strategies aren’t about doing more. It’s about getting the most out of your students in the most effective and practical way. They will enable students to develop a deep love of math and skills they can take with them for other subjects and into adulthood.
For teachers of special needs students, this is the best gift you can give your students.
If your high school students need to discover a new love for math, then purchase your copy today by clicking this link or the image above.
Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.