Please join veteran teachers and math curriculum experts Kari Till & Lauren McCrone as they discuss how to incorporate virtual manipulatives into your daily teaching. They share current research on how students respond to these manipulatives and incorporate examples from computer-based learning.
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Exploring symmetry lines can be a fun, yet challenging lesson for fourth-graders. Using manipulatives can really help students to internalize the concept. When kids play our episode Symmetry Lines, they have the opportunity to draw on shapes and discover if they are symmetrical or not. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can check out […]
A number string is a set of related math problems. Strings are often used in the earlier grades, but can be used in any grade, and the benefits of the strings are everlasting. Students work to solve strings using mental math strategies and then share their strategies with the class after being given time to […]
Walter S. Mallory: Isn’t it a shame that with the tremendous amount of work you have done you haven’t been able to get any results? Thomas Edison: Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work. For many students, the word failure is the stuff of […]
Dealing with shyness can be frustrating for teachers. Your questions go unanswered, tasks go uncompleted and it can feel like you’re not getting through at all. But it’s a far more detrimental experience for students, for whom shyness can mean missing out on learning and socialising and feelings of panic and anxiety. Shy students require […]