As teachers' pedagogical content knowledge increases within the context of a strong knowledge of mathematical content, their ability to impact student learning also increases.
Teachers will find that, as they strive to support students' learning, some of the teaching strategies included in this section will be helpful. All of these practices underscore the importance of establishing and working with a standards-based curriculum in a systematic way. Research has shown that use of these strategies is effective in helping children to learn concepts, discover efficient procedures, reason mathematically, and become better problem solvers.2
This section addresses the following teaching strategies, and elucidates how these can be best employed in the context of teaching geometry and measurement: