At the beginning of the year you could try and get to know the learning types of your students and then attempt to include techniques to meet the needs of the different types of learners in you class.
Multiple Intelligences Test
Teaching Maths via computer programming
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.