1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Help me make my lessons fun!

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by rachel_cox1, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. rachel_cox1

    rachel_cox1 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I specialise in English (FS and GCSE) but have taken on a role teaching FS L1/L2 maths, English and ICT.

    My results are fine, but I could do with some creative ideas to teach any part of the course if possible, I have no ideas for what could be beneficial. They are predominantly boys who study for an apprenticeship with a leading car brand.

    Even just a way to introduce a software or something - I am at my wits end!

    Thank you :)
  2. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    All they want is the bit of paper, at their age do they actually care about the fun bit?
    You could of course, ask them?
  3. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

    And don't confuse "fun" and "relevant and engaging".
    You could perhaps, where the curriculum allows, ensure that the context is something they will engage with - eg cars being the obvious one. So for example if you were teaching %ages, some questions could be linked to engine size, mpg etc. Or if needing to write for purpose in English, you could design a task around an advert for a second hand car. Also anything around money/rent/bills etc would provide relevance for that age group,
    JohnJCazorla likes this.
  4. LindseyGrubb

    LindseyGrubb New commenter

    Break you lectures down to concise and clear chunks (e.g. for Math you can follow these ideas:
    PatrickJMT - Very clear communication, short, gets to point straight away with example
    ElectroBoom - Very "fun" with some education value
    Some online math tutor - similar style to patrickJMT but a little more engaged and 'fun' example

Share This Page