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25 ChatGPT Prompts for Math Teachers

Have you used a chatbot to help you save time? If you’ve tried ChatGPT, Bard, Claude, or another chatbot tool, then you know having the right prompt is crucial. Today on the blog, I have 25 ChatGPT prompts for math teachers to share with you.

Thousands of educators have downloaded my free ebook, 60+ Must-Try ChatGPT Prompts for Teachers. And if you’re looking to save time this year, you might want to download it, too!

In this blog post, I have 25 ChatGPT prompts for math teachers to share with you. Each one is ready to customize for your grade level, the topic you’re teaching, and goals for exploring new math skills in your classroom. As you look through the list below, remember these are simply a starting point for you. Try adding additional information to each prompt to ensure the output from the chatbot gives you the very best response.

25 ChatGPT Prompts for Math Teachers 

Here’s the list of ChatGPT prompts for math teachers. Note: If you’re not teaching math this year, but know someone who is, send a link to this post their way – I’m sure they’ll appreciate these time-saving tips for teachers!

I’m teaching [math topic] to [grade], and they love [interests]. Make a list of connections to help them stay engaged and retain knowledge.

Explain the difference between [mathematical concept 1] and [mathematical concept 2].

What is the role of [mathematical concept] in everyday life?

How can we apply the concept of [mathematical theory] to practical situations?

Provide a step-by-step solution to this [type of mathematical problem].

Can you demonstrate how to apply [mathematical operation] in [situation]?

Make a list of 10 scenarios where [mathematical concept] would be beneficial.

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More Prompts for Math Teachers

I’m teaching [topic] to a group of [grade of students]. What vocabulary should they know before I start my lesson?

What are the common misconceptions about [mathematical concept]?

Can you recommend some fun activities for [grade of students] to reinforce their understanding of [mathematical concept] and improve their [skill]?

Make a list of some common mistakes that [grade of students] make when they start learning about [mathematical concept] and how they can be addressed.

Explain the evolution of the [mathematical concept] over time.

How would you introduce the concept of [mathematical topic] to a [grade of student] who is struggling with [basic skill]?

How would you adapt a lesson on [mathematical concept] for [grade of students] who have already mastered [skill]?

Make a list of [number] different ways to represent [math concept] visually for [grade of students].

Even More Prompts for Math Teachers

Write a scene between two people who are trying to figure out the new price for an item that costs [amount] but is discounted [percentage].

Plan a sequence of [number] group activities for [grade of students] to explore [math concept] collaboratively.

List a series of [number] discussion prompts for [grade of students] to explore and debate [math concept/problem].

Introduce the [math concept/problem] in a song to the tune of [name of song].

How can we connect [mathematical concept] with other subjects to make it more interesting for [grade of students] who are working on [skill]?

Make a list of [number] hands-on activities for [grade of students] to understand the concept of [math topic] better.

How can you integrate a virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) app into a lesson on [mathematical concept] for [grade of students]?

Write an email to families with an overview of what their children will learn in math class this month. Include [skills/goals].

Create [number] review questions about [math concept] for a unit test for [grade of students].

Suggest a recipe for [number] people using the following [ingredients].

Using Chatbots in the Classroom

This year, I’ve had the chance to work with educators across the country to share strategies they can use to save time this school year. In addition to this list of 25 ChatGPT prompts for math teachers, you can find my free downloadable ebook with 60+ more to explore. It includes a handful of favorite chatbot prompts that educators can customize for their own learning environment.

Chatbot technology has changed the way we think about tackling big and small tasks throughout the school day. You can think of chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, or Claude as an “AI Assistant” to delegate tasks and save you time. But in order to use these spaces, you need a prompt that connects to your goals for the school year. Use the list above as inspiration, and share your favorites with your colleagues so they can try them, too. And if you want to share a favorite prompt on social media, tag me on Instagram, Threads, or Twitter (X) to let me know your favorite!

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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