When it comes to teaching math, knowing the math you teach is just the starting point. Anticipating misconceptions, teaching for understanding, avoiding lecture style, keeping math authentic and concrete and starting from where the learner is are key to success. It's ideal to know the subject matter but those who have never struggled to learn math will sometimes have difficulty supporting others to learn math. This article focuses on some key pointers when teaching, tutoring or helping a learner with math concepts.
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