Some students have difficulty understanding abstract math concepts. You can help these students by making the concepts as concrete as possible. Here are some ways to do this.
- Have the students use actual objects from the environment to solve problems requiring computation skills.
- Teach regrouping using manipulatives arranged in columns as in math problems.
- Use real money and clocks to teach the concepts of money and time.
Have the students use rulers, scales, and measuring cups when learning measurement concepts.
- Have the students solve math problems that are related to their everyday lives.