“Go
See the Math Doctor”

How about a game of “Math Jeopardy!” Next time you
want to teach a Black student math, go see Shahid “Math Doctor” Muhammad. The
educator and author of “How to Teach Math to Black Students” gives parents, teachers,
and students ideas, tips and encouragement on how to make math more
exciting. Games like “Wheel of Math”
and theme worksheets like “Math Matrix Revolution” are just a few of his
suggestions. His ideas for positive
re-enforcement, prizes, awards, school and local competitions are sure to get
students motivated. The Doctor
prescribes that adults “use variety to get into a child’s thinking.” He recommends having students show their
work, interview, or give oral presentations as alternative assessment tools. He
encourages substituting boring worksheets with poetry, poems, cartoons, and
video projects. His workbooks and DVD series uses word and math problems that
keep our children interested. If you need a remedy for general math, geometry,
and algebra problems, go see Shahid “Math Doctor” Muhammad.

**To arrange a workshop or
order DVD, Video or Book Visit http://www.AfricanAmericanImages.com or
AAI@AfricanAmericanImages.com**

* (Lacretia J. Muhammad is a freelance writer. She may be contacted
at jewelpeace@yahoo.com) *