Are you asking, “How do we communicate in a variety of ways and do this effectively? The answer to that begins with good lesson planning. Teaching mathematics is not simply standing in front of a group of students and telling them how to add and subtract. It is more than grading homework, papers, tests, or telling which page to read and what problems to do for homework. One important aspect of becoming an effective teacher of mathematics is taking the necessary time to plan the lesson they conveys the mathematical ideas and information your students need to learn. That is, communicate what your want them to learn and give them a variety of approaches in which to do so!

Teaching is not easy. It requires tremendous time, energy, dedication, and resilience. You need to:

- Motivate the students to want to learn.
- Create appropriate learning environments.
- Patiently explain the material.
- Provide activities that focus on and integrate mathematical ideas.
- Deal with a variety of learning modalities and capabilities.
- Establish classroom management skills.
- Assess progress(both yours and the students).
- Grow personally.
- Be enthusiastic.
- And so much more!

Teaching is selling. You must be an advocate of mathematics. Belief, excitement, and enthusiasm about the learning of mathematics are necessity. If you do not seem interested in what is going on in class, why should your students? Good classes do not just happen. They are carefully planned and orchestrated. Certainly there are deviations from the plan, depending on happenings during the class, but the framework is laid out well ahead of time.

Prior to teaching, it is imperative that the covered topics be carefully contemplated and organized. Planning also provides the opportunity to connect topics from different lessons and subject areas thought the course.