Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics Education


Differentiated instruction is a teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse students in classrooms. Many classes consisting of students with diverse learning abilities require a teacher capable of designing teaching strategies that accommodate all learning styles.

This course is designed to assist mathematics teachers in designing differentiated mathematics instruction that can improve students’ mathematical thinking skills. Furthermore, this course will also facilitate mathematics teachers to improve their ability to design mathematics teaching and learning materials that can nurture the students’ positive attitudes toward mathematics.

Course Contents

  1. Current Issues in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  2. Concept of Differentiated Instruction
  3. Learner Differences in Mathematics Classrooms
  4. Designing Differentiated Instruction Activities
  5. Assessment in Differentiated Instruction
  6. Utilization Technology in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  7. Problem Solving in Mathematics Classrooms
  8. Implementation of Differentiated Instruction at School
  9. Publishing Report and Designing Follow up Programme
  10. Understanding SEAMEO countries cultures


Course facilitators are experts from SEAQiM, PPPPTK Matematika, and reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.


At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance and principles of different teaching approaches in heterogeneous class,
  2. Explain the connection between mathematics problem solving and the development of habits of mind,
  3. Produce mathematics teaching and learning materials for differentiated instruction,
  4. Select and design appropriate assessment instruction, and
  5. Demonstrate the capability to design, implement, and evaluate differentiated instruction.


Participants of the course are from 30 selected secondary school (year 7 – 12) and vocational school mathematics teachers from SEAMEO Member Countries.


The course runs for 100 hours @45 minutes. The activities during the course constitute of theories and practices.

Share this article