Teach Math Without Tears - Yours or Theirs
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Teach Math Without Tears - Yours or Theirs

Learn how to teach math in alignment with how your child actually learns.
3.9 (7 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
377 students enrolled
Created by Laura Baggett
Last updated 7/2015
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 28 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Identify their student's learning style.
  • Understand and apply their student's natural learning direction.
  • Appreciate the importance of a teacher's attitude in influencing student success.
  • (For homeschool moms) - Have the tools, motivation, and confidence for teaching math to their children.
  • A willingness to change negative attitudes about math.
  • A desire to teach more effectively.

Homeschool parents are often overwhelmed at the thought of being responsible for academically preparing their children for adulthood (especially if their children are wanting to attend college). One area of particular concern is upper-level math. While teaching the basics in elementary school may come easily, the thought of teaching algebra and beyond is enough to cause some homeschool parents to at least consider giving up homeschooling altogether.

I want to be part of the solution to this problem.

As a college math instructor for 14 years, I've seen the attitudes and levels of preparedness with which students enter the classroom. I have experienced first-hand the negative effects of teachers who lacked both the confidence and the motivation for teaching math effectively. Those bad attitudes were contagious, and they spread quickly and widely.

I believe that a better understanding of the way students learn is critical for teachers at any level who want to teach in a way that their students will understand. I do not have a degree in education, so this course does not use a lot of educational jargon. It is based on my own experiences in the classroom as well as in teaching my own children at home.

The course is short and to-the-point. It is not intended as a full coverage of the field of math education. My goal is to give teachers (and homeschool moms, in particular) information that can be easily applied and have a clear and positive impact on the way they approach teaching math.

Like all Udemy courses, this one comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you enroll in the course and don't find it to be at all useful, Udemy will refund your money without hesitation. You have nothing to lose but confidence to gain.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for teachers (homeschool moms, in particular, but not exclusively) who lack confidence in their ability to teach math.
  • This course is not designed to teach the fundamentals of math itself but of math instruction in general.
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 32:19
+ A Brief Introduction to the Course and the Instructor
2 lectures 04:08

Welcome to the class! Let me explain a bit about my goals for the course as well as what you can expect to learn.

Preview 02:16

Please allow me to introduce myself - and explain why I'm sitting in my closet. :)

Preview 01:52
+ Thoughts on Teaching
4 lectures 15:54

While learning is possible through a number of different avenues, most people understand best through one of 3 channels - visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. Let's explore those 3 and see how they might appear in a math class or homeschool setting.

Preview 06:25

After years of teaching thousands of different students as well as my own two children, I've developed a theory about the best format for math instruction that is individualized and effective.

Laura's Informal Theory of Education

In this lecture, I'll discuss some tips for discovering your student's/child's preference based on my Informal Theory of Education.

How to Determine Your Students' Learning Preferences

My opinion of how math should be taught is a bit different from today's mainstream educational methods. I'm more "old school" and think there is great value in the way math has been taught for many generations.

Math is best understood in the rearview mirror.
4 pages
+ A Final Pep Talk
1 lecture 08:17

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right." -- Henry Ford

The Power of Attitude