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Learning Theories Applied to Mathematics

The following are an assortment of learning theories that would be useful for teachers to apply in a math class.
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Nicole Morrow

on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Learning Theories Applied to Mathematics

Learning Theories Applied to Mathematics Social Learning Theory Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Learning Theories Operant Conditioning Modifying behaviour through the use of positive and negative reinforcers People learn from others by observing and then imitation
People learn more from words and pictures rather than words alone By Allison Ng and Nicole Morrow It would work when reinforcing homework and concepts It would not work when student are not motivated It would work in the classroom when students watch other students brainstorming ideas about concepts presented or watching other students good work ethics It would not work if the classroom is more oriented towards lecturing and individual homework This would work well because in Math it helps to break things down into steps and use diagrams as a learning tool Could not find ways this strategy would not work in a Math Class Elaboration Theory Theory that states content should be organized from simple to complex orderr It would work because you cannot teach BEDMAS without first teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division individually It is sometimes better to introduce a difficult concept to open up their minds about the idea, rather than saving it for later Communities of Practice A group of people that share a concern or passion for something will learn how to do it better as they work together It would work when placing students in groups to complete an interesting activity, the students can work together and collaborate their ideas to be successful It would not work if students in the class did not have a common interest
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