Real world examples, manipulatives, hands on projects and activities, and a lot of patience can all be helpful! Any specific topics you are interested in?
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Depends on the topics that you want to explain. I would suggest this website: www.mathswatch.com. It is interactive, educational and the students can learn from the great vids they provide.
Without understanding specifically what you are referring to, my suggestion would be to think of the procedural method versus the conceptual method. Sometimes explaining why something works the way it does through a conceptual lesson may better equip students with the knowledge to understand a procedural way.
Now I am not the best when it comes to math. That said, I do know ways to get a student invested in learning the subject. As said below, real world examples can be very helpful in catching the student's interest. For example, if one student is interested in sports you could give him a problem involving sports statistics. This works because he is legitimately interested in the topic, therefore if he is able to comprehend it you can show him how it applies to other problems. On of the best things about Math is that it is universal, formulaic. There are no loopholes, each method is tried and true. Real world examples are what I've found to be the best way to get math students to learn, as they have helped a struggling math student like me improve in the past.
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