A much better understanding of how children learn math and also better ways of teaching math have been developed over the past few decades. Some teaching practices that work to support student learning include;
posing challenging tasks that connect to children’s prior understandings and out-of-school experiences
providing opportunities for children to make sense of and talk about mathematics
promoting the use of mental mathematics based on patterns in our number system.
The best math instructors can be said to be the ones who have been prepared to empower their students as good mathematicians. Preparing teachers on an individual level is the best way to help them make some changes in standard practices that leads to a successful approach that is both manageable for teachers and very helpful for their students.
Novice teachers can employ the following;
It is an undeniable fact that children learn best when they have more opportunities to explore and make sense of classroom learning. These changes (stated above) can help teachers develop their teaching practices and can cause significant improvement in classroom learning.
Teachers cannot be expected to have the sole burden of such changes. They must, however, be willing to work together across all their communities to advocate for systematic changes in systems that continue to perpetuate oppression in mathematics education.
Based on: http://hechingerreport.org/the-fantastic-new-ways-to-teach-math-that-most-schools-arent-even-using/