One Best Math Lesson

When the world shut down in 2020 and education became 100% virtual, mathematics lessons lost something very important: three-dimensional, concrete, hands-on modeling. Four years later, it's time to be sure we have that integral component in our mathematics classrooms. I put this compilation together to encourage and inspire educators to get those manipulatives (linking cubes, base ten blocks, ...) out of storage and back into the hands of the students.

I hope this is helpful.



5 replies

December 05, 2023

Very helpful - and pretty amazing Mary! Yes on math manipulative for learners! In most all areas of learning “hands on” is impactful, and your shared pdf gives teachers tons of examples and ideas - thank you!

December 12, 2023

Mary -

I love this! I love the hands on ways for students to visualize the math concepts. Yes, technology is great for this, but the hands on aspect will make more connections for some learners.

Thanks for sharing!

December 20, 2023

What a fantastic resource, Mary! 🙌

As always, so well structured, carefully designed and scaffolded! 🤩

Looking forward to sharing this with our Maths (Math 😉) teachers!

January 04, 2024

Thank you Mary, this is amazing! I will share this with my colleagues!

March 07, 2024

I love this idea of using math manipulatives to grow learners using hands-on models. I will definitely be trying some of these various math ideas within my classroom.

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