Workshop: Visual Models and Digital Manipulatives in Elementary Math
Visual models and manipulatives are the keys to helping your elementary students develop conceptual understanding of numbers and operations.
In this workshop, participants will explore how the concrete, representational, abstract progression can help you create fun and engaging visual models lessons that are aligned to your grade-level standards.
You’ll leave the session with lesson plans and resources you can use in your class the next day.
This is a 3-part online workshop, conducted in real-time with a live facilitator.
How Digital Manipulatives and Visual Models Support Elementary Math
Digital manipulatives and visual models support a range of elementary math standards. Students who work fluently with visual models develop a deeper understanding of numbers and operations.
Visual models and digital manipulatives also help students become proficient in math practice standards MP2, MP4, and MP6.
Digital Manipulatives and Visual Models: Session Highlights
In this workshop, participants will explore how the concrete, representational, abstract progression can help you create fun and engaging visual models lessons that are aligned to your grade-level standards. You’ll also learn how to incorporate digital manipulatives into your online lessons.
- Four scale model progressions: base-10, additive, multiplicative, and patterns/functions
- Teaching with arrays, number lines, and area models
- Visual Models and Number Sense
- Aligning Visual Models with Your Grade-Level Standards
This is an interactive online learning experience. The session begins with an introduction to multiple representations and an exploration of visual model progressions from grades 2 through 5.
Next, you’ll collaborate with fellow educators as you practice working with number lines, arrays, and area models.
Finally, you’ll learn best practices for planning and teaching online lessons with digital manipulatives.
Workshop registration includes class licenses for all templates and organizers needed to conduct your visual model lesson the next day.
For more on teaching with manipulatives and visual models visit roomtodiscover.com/visual-models
About the Presenter
Jeff Lisciandrello is an expert in math curriculum and student- centered instructional practices, with over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and instructional coach. In Jeff’s workshops, educators, don’t just hear about differentiation and inquiry-based learning, they experience them first-hand. You can connect with him via Twitter @EdTechJeff