Running head: SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE1Share Your Knowledge: Effectively Teaching MathematicsAshleigh RussellConcordia University

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE2Share Your Knowledge: Effectively Teaching Mathematics"Learning mathematics with understanding is essential. Mathematics today requires not only computational skills but also the ability to think and reason mathematically in order to solvethe new problems and learn the new ideas that students will face in the future." (Chris Coombes Generation Ready, 2013). After reading the text, How the Brain Learns Mathematics, four concepts stood out to me; prerequisite skills, development number sense, incorporating writing and making mathematics meaningful.Sousa (2015) mentions seven skills that are prerequisites that students must master beforethey can understand and apply the principles of more complex mathematical operations (Sousa, 2015). The skills include (1) following sequential directions,(2) recognizing patterns,(3)