Every math lesson is different and depending on what subject matter you’re teaching, your plan and template will need to correlate. Whether you’re teaching trigonometry, algebra, fractions or multiplication, you can create a custom template design that suits the goals of each class. With Canva, templates are completely customizable, meaning you can change fonts, text, colors, images, design elements and more.
Your lesson plan is also a tool by which you can gauge your students’ progress. A detailed one will take into account their unique needs and having the next ones ready can help you adjust when a lesson goes longer or shorter than you expected. Once you have a template you can work with for each subject, you won’t need to start from scratch every time you teach a new class. Create a copy of your first design then edit its contents to reflect the next lesson. You can customize your existing layouts as many times as you like. Simply update the text, change your images, and you’re ready to go.
Make your lesson plan do the work for you by calling your attention to important topics or concepts that need to emphasis. You can use typography, images or icons to highlight important details or a mix of all, depending on your personal tastes.
Use the text tools to choose from over a hundred free fonts then change their size or color until important terms pop up. Or, add elements like icons and shapes by browsing through the various folders within the elements tab for what you need or simply key in a few search words on the search bar on top.
If your class happens to be working on graphs, you can even create one in Canva and add it to your design. You can create line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, doughnut charts and even venn diagrams.
Math is definitely a subject that requires the correct structure and flow so students won’t get lost finding “x”. As their teacher, you need to make sure that you allocate the right amount of time to each activity. Canva’s grids feature can help you achieve this by separating activities into clear blocks of time. You can also use frames to isolate topics or activities of higher importance.
Once you’re happy with the content, you can arrange elements in your template according to how you want your class to flow. Use arrow icons between frames to follow a well-defined process; this will help you to keep your class on track and reach your objectives.