Best tools and strategies for teaching Mathematics online in 2021
Being a lifetime learner and teacher of Mathematics the mandatory points as par my view that must not be neglected while teaching is:
- Clarification of preliminary concepts of the topic before initiating a thorough lecture on it.
- The lecture should be efficacious enough to develop interest among the students and to efface conventional harassment that is often found for this subject.
- Mentioning the significance of the relative topic how and through which aspects it could contribute to different fields’ tasks.
Best graphing tools for teaching Mathematics
A good and successful teacher has to be full-fledged with all conventional and modern teaching methodologies. For instance, while teaching analytical geometry it is crucial to sketch the figures of the subjective algebraic equations than with the help of the figure we evaluate the solution and then re-interpret it algebraically.
In the case of 2D problems it’s easy to elaborate the figure on the teaching board, but 3D problems are quite hectic for the novice to get, as sketching 3D figures on a 2D plane is a big headache, so in order to make students understand 3D problems like that of a paraboloid, ellipsoid, hyperboloid, etc or evaluating double or triple integrals or solids form by revolution, it is good to make the presentation by means of 3D graphic calculators, this would certainly help learners to understand the major theme of the topic. I preferably use
which helps me and my mentees a great deal.
Best 8 online whiteboards for Math tutoring
While teaching Mathematics online one of the most useful tools you can have is a whiteboard. Following are the best 8 whiteboard software which as per my experience are very rich in all basic and advanced features a tutor needs while delivering Mathematics lectures online; these whiteboards are equally useful for both one-to-one teaching and web conferencing;
Your acquaintance with online teaching software & tools
Before launching your online class make sure that you are fully aware of all kinds of do’s and don’ts, tips and tricks of your teaching software, it’s better if you attempt one or two practice sessions to develop know-how so that you won’t get stuck in the mid of your live lectures and break your tempo which does nothing but spoiling your precious time frame.
Let students understand the theory of the topic before approaching problem-solving:
Once the concept gets clear to the students they automatically develop a curiosity to advance ahead, they’ll find themselves motivated to solve mathematical problems personally. Like, if I start teaching “Relative Extremas” to my students I won’t rely just on telling them methods of finding stationary points by 1st derivative method and then identifying its nature by 2nd derivative rule, in my perception, it is extremely relevant to acquaint them the background why these methods are used i.e. why we name limit of the slope of the tangent of a function at a certain point as its derivative.
Here you go one of my video on L’Hopital’s rule:
Engage students to collaborate with each other
In online teaching, there must be collaborative opportunities for students, and live cloud meeting classes are one of the best ways in which students can work in a group, raise queries for discussion and find out solutions with mutual brainstorming and of course through teacher’s support.
Make yourself available
While teaching worldwide online, it’s mandatory that you make yourself easily accessible for your students either through email, text chat , or call in case if they want to discuss something crucial with you. Your prompt responses will develop trust and reliability in your students for you which indeed plays a vital role in escalating your brand.
Quality lectures & standardized assessments
I say that a mentor has to be stubborn in not skipping anything from the recommended syllabus and in enhancing students’ stamina to resist workload along with being equivalently flexible and helpful in sorting out hitches students usually have in the mid of work. Students must be assessed mildly during the lecture and through assignments periodically that play an effectual role indeed in fostering their grip on the subject. Exhaustive lectures and standardized tests not just saturate students but also groom teacher’s skills to a wide extent.
Written by Maria Mehmood