Mathematics Philosophy and Classroom Management Practices

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• http://www.mathplanet.comProvides students with tutorials in pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. • to supplement McDougal Littell's mathematics textbooks.• https://www.khanacademy.orgKhan Academy offers free practcie exercises and instructional videos that empower students to learn at their own pace.• http://www.geogebra.orgProvides students/parents with an interactive application to use as a resource when learning/co-teaching mathematics.• http://www.funbrain.comOnline educational games that provide students with practice in every subject of mathematics.

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Carnegie Learning, I. (2015). Creating and Maintaining a Collaborative Classroom - Carnegie Retrieved 27 January 2016, from http:/www.carnegielearn events-webinars/webinars/ creating-and-maintaining-a- collaborative-classroomClassZone - Geometry. (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from books/geometry/index.cfmDunbar, C. (2004). Best Practices in Classroom Management. College of Education Michigan State University. Retrieved January 29, 2016, from ~dunbarc/ - The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers - (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from http:// Student Achievement in Math | Teaching Strategies. (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from v=cEtJR7WqGuwKhan Academy. (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from https:// math for free Mathplanet. (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from http://, J. (2013). Five Approaches to Avoid When Managing the Middle School Classroom. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(3), 103-108.Wood, K. C., Smith, H., Grossniklaus, D. (2001). Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology.



Learning of mathematics is a primary component in every education system. In accordance to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, students should be exposed to mathematical skills at an early age in order to enhance their problem solving skills. (Wood, Smith, Grossniklaus, 2001) Mathematics education helps in understanding the logic behind the way things are or why they happen in a certain way. More so, learning of mathematics among students improves their abstract thinking and enhances their ability to make rational and logical decisions. (Carnegie Learning, 2015) As the Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices propose, learning of mathematics should promote making of viable arguments and enhance the ability to critique other people’s reasoning. Arguably, almost everything in this universe has a mathematical patter behind it. More importantly, the student should be able to use mathematical skills not only in solving academic problems, but also real life problems. The teacher, on the other hand, should work as a facilitator in the learning of mathematics. Understanding and making meaning of mathematical concepts among students is highly dependent on the teacher’s instructional methodologies. The teacher is therefore expected to research and come up with viable teaching material and strategies which the student will relate with more ease. Classroom management should be prioritized (Englehart, 2013) whereby use of visual aids and objects among young learners of mathematics has been seen to be quite productive. Additionally, most students comprehend and attain material appropriately when they are exposed to real life examples and understand that mathematic concepts are used to solve practical problems. Collaborative classrooms and active learning of mathematics have been proposed to be a more efficient strategy to promote results and reduce chances of failure or withdrawal in mathematical courses. (Carnegie Learning, 2015) Primarily, the teacher’s main focus should to assemble practical examples and questioning which are relatable to students.

“A good classroom seating arrangement is the cheapest form of classroom management. It’s discipline for free.” - Fred Jones Arrangement • Students should be seated where their attention is directed toward the teacher and board • High traffic areas should be free from congestion • Students should be seated facing the front of the room and away from the windows• Classroom arrangements should be flexible to accommodate a variety of teaching activities• Homework is to be passed out before the end of class and should started on if there is extra time Daily Procedures • Bell Ringer should be worked on as soon as student enters classroom• Discussion on Bell Ringer• Lesson of the day is started• Assignments and worksheets are to be passed out and worked onefficientlyPositive Consequences • Praise• Rewards (Tickets)• Classroom parties• Special privilegesNegative Consequences • 1st Warning• Move student to another seat• Revoke privileges• Detention• Parent/Teacher conference• Conference with administration

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