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10 Effective Tips To Teach Math For Slow Learner

Teaching math to the slow learner is a challenging task for many parents and tutors. Math may be challenging for slow learner, but not impossible. Students who are slow learner are not learning disabled. They are also like normal students, even slow learners also want to solve math problems but lack of ability and the system of math education made them slow. There are few techniques which can help slow learning students.

Below you can find 10 effective tips to handle slow learner students,

1) Give Time:

Slow learners need more time to understand any problem or to find out the answer, give them extra time. This will increase their confidence. Do not pressurize students to perform on time beyond their ability. This will decrease the confidence.

2) Teach in a Small Group:

Slow learner students need extra attention. With a smaller group, students will respond effectively to each other. Online Math Tutors can be the best option for slow learner students.

3) Create Fun Atmosphere:

The Environment is more potent than willpower. Create a fun environment for students. Use new learning techniques, especially for slow learners. Parents can provide math games and activities for their children.

4) Develop a Helpful Plan:

Build a helpful environment for students. Encourage students to ask questions and let them feel free to ask for any help. Provide Math Question Help to slow learner students.

5) Concept Building:

Most of the slow learners face difficulty to understand the new concepts. Try to relate the new concepts with previous concepts. This will help them to catch the new concepts relatively fast.

6) Real Examples:

One of the best ways to teach math not only slow learner even for normal students is, explain concepts using real life examples.

7) Provide Opportunity:

Whenever possible provide opportunities to show them their work. Let the students teach you about math. This will help students to reduce math fear.

8) Review Time to Time:   

Because slow learner needs more time to understand the concepts. Frequent reviewing can help them out. Reviewing math concepts time to time will allow them to master the math concepts.

9) Don’t Pressurize:

Slow learner students tend to have lack of confidence if you pressurize them for time management or anything this will only reduce their confidence.

10) Reward Them:

Slow learner students tend to have low confidence. Low confidence impedes anyone’s learning ability. If you reward them time to time this will help them to raise their confidence.

Follow these 10 effective tips to teach slow learner students and raise their confidence.

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Comment by Hunter Gainey on November 12, 2015 at 7:41pm

These are great tips that can be used in math for slow learners. I also feel that many of the tips can also be used across other subjects. I also believe that creating a fun and enjoyable learning environment can be extremely important in reaching students. 

Comment by Megan Brazell on November 11, 2015 at 9:12pm

I  found this article to be very beneficial, as I am in the pre-service stage of my education career. Doing my clinicals have been hard when it comes to math, as I find it hard to get students who struggle in math motivated to learn. I will definitely use these tips in the future to help every student have the opportunity to learn and actively engage while not feeling pressured or getting stressed.  


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