Learning to Learn Math

Key Elements of Learning to Learn Math

**Aligned to state standards:**LTL Math meets state standards in grades 6-11.

**Math-verbal translation:**Given clear models, students learn to create and solve their own math problems and translate their math into words.

**Frequent word problems**provide contextual understanding of math procedures;

**Student-centered, workbook-based**curriculum: The teacher serves as facilitator, not lecturer;

**Mastery-based:**Students move to the next skill set only after completing a given skill set with 100% accuracy;

**Self-paced:**Students work at their own pace;

**Student Mentors:**Students who accurately complete their work early serve as Student Mentors to other students.

**Precursor math skills**from earlier grades help students achieve 100% accuracy even for students with a long history of math failure;

**100% wall charts**provide (1) effective reinforcement of on-task behavior and (2) daily formative evaluation data on each students progress. Each time a student completes a skill set with 100% accuracy, the 100% is posted on a wall chart. As one teacher said, Once I put the first 100% up, everyone else rushed to get their recognition.**I**sitemap