Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble moving from one math operation to the next? If so, keep reading.
1. Assess the clarity and quality of directions, explanations, and instructions given to the student.
3. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled for the task is sufficient.
5. Get the student to estimate math solutions before solving a problem as a tool for self-checking.
6. Get the student to orally explain the issue to a teacher, assistant, or peer before solving the problem.
7. Get the student to practice recognizing the sequence of math symbols (e.g., +, -, +, x).
8. Get the student to solve math problems using a calculator.
9. Do not require the student to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
10. Teach the student why they are learning a math concept. Give the student concrete examples and chances for them to apply those ideas in real-life situations.
11. Get the student to talk through math problems as they solve them to find errors they are making.
12. Make sure the student recognizes all math operation symbols (e.g., +, -, +, x).
13. Widen the math operation symbols so the student will be more likely to observe the symbols.
14. Give math practice using an app or a hand-held educational device that gives instant feedback to the student.
15. Select a peer to help the student solve math problems.
16. Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.
17. Try gamifying your math lessons.
18. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many math app lists: