Elementary School Classroom Is Important For The Goal Of Expanding Their Knowledge

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Every year a diverse group of students will enter a classroom with the goal of expanding their knowledge. Each child in that elementary school classroom is important and deserves the right to learn. Their teacher is the facilitator of what and how they learn. It is the teacher 's job to make sure the needs of every child are met in that room, but no two children are alike. Many children need accommodations or modifications to help those who are mildly disabled or struggling. The term equitably, or in other words fairness applies to math education with the idea that, “All students, regardless of their personal characteristics, backgrounds, or physical challenges must have opportunities to study-- and support to learn—mathematics” (NCTM, 2000, p. 12). The math teacher must determine the ideal strategies to teach all students so they receive equal opportunities to learn, while understanding that not all students learn the same way (Van de Walle, Karp, & Bay-Williams, 2013, p. 94). However, this is not a simple task when there are multiple students, multiple learning styles, and multiple differences in a single classroom. Nevertheless, the teacher needs to maintain positive, high-expectations for all students in their classroom, so they will have a dedicated educator (Van de Walle, et al., 2013, p. 94). In addition, to having high-expectations in the classroom, the teacher must also know different strategies to accommodate the different learning styles and the best way to…

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