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## How do you challenge high achieving students in math?

Use lots of higher-level questions in justification and discussion of problems. Ask “why” and “what if” questions. Provide units, activities, or problems that extend beyond the normal curriculum. Offer challenging mathematical recreations such as puzzles and games.

**What is scaffolding math?**

How Are Scaffolds Used in Math Class? Scaffolding is the inclusion of temporary supports to help students access and complete grade-level work.

### How do students catch up in math?

Start your student with the most basic concept he doesn’t understand and work from there. Fill in the gaps and make sure your student practices working math problems every day to build up speed. Go back as far as you need to. Your older student should pick it up faster this time.

**How do you promote productive struggle in math?**

Here are some best practices for embracing productive struggle in the classroom:

- Call on students who may not have the correct answer.
- Give students informative feedback.
- Praise students for perseverance in problem solving, not for being smart.
- Display work that shows creative problem solving, not the highest scores.

#### How do you differentiate gifted students in math?

Differentiating for Gifted and Talented Students

- Focus on the big ideas of the unit or lesson.
- Evaluate student understanding, either formally or informally, to determine student needs.
- Provide choice by differentiating the content, process, or product.

**How can I help my child improve maths?**

How to help with math at home

- Use sports, like football, to reinforce math concepts.
- Read books that build math skills in young kids.
- Play board games that help young kids build math skills.
- Cook and bake together.

## How can students improve their math skills?

How to improve math skills

- Wrap your head around the concepts.
- Try game-based learning.
- Bring math into daily life.
- Implement daily practice.
- Sketch word problems.
- Set realistic goals.
- Engage with a math tutor.
- Focus on one concept at a time.

**How do teachers identify gifted students?**

Grades, state and standardized tests are sometimes used as data points during the gifted identification process. Teacher Observations & Ratings: Learning & Motivation Scales. Teachers may make observations and use rating scales or checklists for students who exhibit a certain trait or characteristic during instruction.

### Are math geniuses born or nurtured?

Experts generally agree that nature and nurture both play a role when it comes to being good at maths. Environmental factors such as home life, schooling and even deprivation all influence our ability to succeed at the subject.

**What is downward scaffolding?**

Next, the teacher uses a scaffolding strategy that matches the level of the student’s response. An upward scaffold increases the challenge for students who can answer the open-ended question correctly. A downward scaffold increases support for students who respond incorrectly or ambiguously.

#### How do you scaffold math lessons?

Asking questions, putting students in groups and using reading strategies can provide a scaffold. Ask questions: Asking questions isn’t only a scaffolding technique, you probably also do it during math talk. Good questions get students to analyze concepts you presented and think about how they come to an answer.