Differentiation



Differentiation

Differentiated teaching is a key pedagogy for the Engaging All Students community. Differentiation is instructional design that meets differing learners’ needs and applies to content, process and product. Differentiated teaching provides for a wide range of students. Teachers can cast a wider net by allowing students some control over the level of difficulty that they are working at, modifying set tasks and problems so they allow for more solutions or a wider range of responses and this approach encourages the use of multiple models.

Differentiated mathematics learning is most successful when teachers believe that all students have the capacity to succeed at learning; Teachers will succeed when they
• Recognise that diverse thinking is an essential and valued resource;
• Know and understand mathematics and are confident in their ability to teach mathematical ideas;
• Are intentional about curriculum choices
• Develop strong learning communities in their classrooms;
• Focus on assessment for learning; and
• Support each other in their efforts (Maths Solutions)

To learn more about differentiated teaching go to the Learning and Resources sections of the Engaging All Students community website.