## Philosophy of Teaching Mathematics

Mathematics is a universal language that can be understood around the globe. Evolving life-long learners in your classroom begins with the way the content is delivered in the classroom. Giving students the opportunity to experience mathematics, as a collaborative experience, in the classroom is vital to their growth. Students need to be in an environment that promotes learning, which begins with promoting a positive atmosphere that cultivates motivation in the students to learn the content that is being taught. The goal of teaching mathematics is to enable and empower the students in your classroom. Teaching the content in the classroom using cooperative learning activities allows the students to construct their own knowledge and achieve that goal.

The mathematics classroom should incorporate direct instruction, inquiry based and cooperative learning lessons to generate student success. Including interactive activities such as educational games and group work into your classroom will allow students to develop communication skills that will follow them after they leave the school setting. Incorporating technology into the classroom is beneficial to students as technology is a factor that is embedded in present day society. Equipping students with the tools to use technology to help problem solve beyond the constraints of a classroom aids in the development life long learners in your students. Technology is something that can in embedded in many mathematics lessons. In my classroom, I plan on using technology to implement inquiry lessons to allow students to discover the content that is being taught. For example, technology can be used to teach transformations in both the Algebra and Geometry classrooms to showcase the important elements of that topic.

Integrating technology, problem solving activities and differentiated instruction is critical in the mathematics classroom. The students that enter your classroom do not all learn the same way or have the same level of prior knowledge. With the use of technology, differentiated instruction and problem solving activities I will be able to generate meaningful learning experiences for all the students in the classroom. Once meaningful learning experiences are established, I will be able to provide an authentic assessment. All mathematics classrooms should be a place where students can learn the beauty of mathematics and discover how to communicate the universal language.

The mathematics classroom should incorporate direct instruction, inquiry based and cooperative learning lessons to generate student success. Including interactive activities such as educational games and group work into your classroom will allow students to develop communication skills that will follow them after they leave the school setting. Incorporating technology into the classroom is beneficial to students as technology is a factor that is embedded in present day society. Equipping students with the tools to use technology to help problem solve beyond the constraints of a classroom aids in the development life long learners in your students. Technology is something that can in embedded in many mathematics lessons. In my classroom, I plan on using technology to implement inquiry lessons to allow students to discover the content that is being taught. For example, technology can be used to teach transformations in both the Algebra and Geometry classrooms to showcase the important elements of that topic.

Integrating technology, problem solving activities and differentiated instruction is critical in the mathematics classroom. The students that enter your classroom do not all learn the same way or have the same level of prior knowledge. With the use of technology, differentiated instruction and problem solving activities I will be able to generate meaningful learning experiences for all the students in the classroom. Once meaningful learning experiences are established, I will be able to provide an authentic assessment. All mathematics classrooms should be a place where students can learn the beauty of mathematics and discover how to communicate the universal language.