Every child will benefit from a great math curriculum. Whether your students really realize it or not, they do use math in their everyday life. If they can’t do simple math, then they won’t get very far. You will want your math curriculum to be very focused. You don’t want to introduce your students to too many topics. This will give them time to master what you introduce them to.
Most schools are highly repetitive in their math curriculum. You can focus on the topic for three years versus the standard six years and get much better results because you can go deeper in depth about each topic. This is a better option rather than repeating the same topics year after year. Also, you should be more demanding of your students in your math curriculum. Don’t be afraid to introduce algebra and geometry early on once the basics are covered. By the time students get into the 7th and 8th grades they should have already mastered basic math, so why continue to cover it and review it? If you must review it, don’t spend too much time on it. Go over it, then move on to something new.
To be a great teacher, you should be sensitive to your students’ needs and you don’t necessarily follow any math book. You will want to find good tools to supplement what you teach your students. You can do this on the internet since it is a wealth of information. You should love your subject, get excited about it. This will in turn make your students’ excited about and encourage them to do their best. Also, a good teacher should be able to explain things on the students’ level so that they don’t have to worry about how the book explains it, which is often confusing. If you develop your math curriculum based on all of this, your students will most definitely succeed in this often groaned about subject.