Action Plan Ms.Sughra Asghar The City School Darakhshan Campus Mathematics, Grade 3 Long-Term Goal • Utilizing 21st century teaching and learning process to enhance students mental Mathematical skills so that they feel confident while dealing with Mathematical problems and are empowered to utilize latest productivity tools for better knowledge. Short-Term Goals • Encourage students to perform researches on different mental math's techniques. • Focus on integrating Information Technology with the traditional style of Mathematics teaching to promote high order thinking. • Help students individually to see how effectively they are able to apply the concepts taught to them. Instructional Strategies and Tasks • I will provide all possible tools and resources that will help students to perform researches. • Students will be asked questions that requires them to explain how they develop and come up with different ideas. • I will asked them to work in collaboration so that mixed ability group will formed. • At the end of the term students having outstanding consistent performance will be awarded certificates. Solutions to Anticipated Solutions Challenge Challenges • While teaching in the class solving all the Mathematical problems using new knowledge can be challenging. • Parents may not understand my methods. • Parents should be given different Mental Math's websites links to come up to the 21st century teaching methods standards. • I will use my own website to enhance the advanced teaching methods and create an online discussion forum to inform parents of a new methods. Demonstration may be given to the interested parents. TimeLine I will ask them to work in collaboration so that a mixed ability group will formed. Aug - Sep Oct - Nov I will provide all possible tools and resources that will help students to perform researches. Dec - Jan Students should feel free to use internet in the limited given time period to enhance there mental learning skills . Feb - Mar I will successfully adopt 21st century approaches that will be benefited in my class room teaching environment. Resources • Resource books and knowledge of good search engines to access related websites. • Word processing and spread sheet applications. • Different computerize worksheets will be provided to students . Conclusion • By adopting the 21st century teaching approaches, my students will be benefited to the maximum by opting for a subject like Math's. Today's students can differentiate well between knowing what and knowing how. The changing learning behavior and needs, thus requires a teaching methodology that improves students thinking.