Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAEd

Facilitator(s)

Susan L. Manikowski

Content Expert

Sarah Prososki

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, what instructional strategies can I employ with my high school students of poverty to better engage them in learning mathematics? It documents one teacher’s creation of a presentation designed for high school mathematics teachers who are looking for strategies to engage their students in the classroom. The presentation discusses the barriers of learning for students of poverty and gives several suggestions for teachers to help students overcome these barriers. The presentation also discusses six teaching strategies and gives a sample lesson plan of each strategy in a high school classroom setting. The six strategies are: 1) Cooperative Learning; 2) Jigsaw Learning; 3) Card Sorts; 4) Walk-Arounds; 5) Culturally-Relevant Lessons; 6) Intentional Vocabulary Instruction

Project Type

Professional Development

Keywords

At-risk Students, Mathematics, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching

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