Strength in Numbers: Analysis of the Effectiveness of Team Teaching in Mathematics in Middle School


Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore, India, is an inclusive school that caters to a wide range of students from high-end socio-economic backgrounds to economically underprivileged students, admitted under the Right to Education Act. The students have been exposed to team teaching from the early years of school and continue to experience the same in Middle School. This study was an enquiry into the school’s philosophy of team teaching, whether educators collaborate effectively towards a common objective and how far it helps students enhance their understanding of Mathematics. The qualitative and quantitative study was conducted on 87 students of two sections of Grades 7 and 8. Data was collected from students through a questionnaire consisting of both option-based and opinion-based questions. This was tabulated and interpreted using the Numbers App. The descriptive answers were documented for further detailed study. The result highlighted that Team Teaching is a powerful tool in reaching out to an inclusive group. However, some responses underlined that 17% of students were reluctant in this scenario, mostly because they were newly admitted to the class and had no exposure to this method of teaching. Therefore, the study also enhanced the need for greater acquaintance and encouragement for such students to bring them into the ambit of teaching Mathematics through Team Teaching. While on one hand team teachers facilitate most students who need help in understanding concepts, they also need to tweak their methodology of teaching to cater to students who need individual intervention.

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Kalpana Udayashankar, Mallya Aditi International School, India
Anita Hungund, Mallya Aditi International School, India
Shivangi Singh, Mallya Aditi International School, India

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Udayashankar K., Hungund A., & Singh S. (2023) Strength in Numbers: Analysis of the Effectiveness of Team Teaching in Mathematics in Middle School ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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