Students who experience hands-on math in their classrooms are more engaged and see connections between mathematical concepts. Collaborative problem-solving also helps students develop higher-order thinking and social-emotional skills.
Benefits of Hands-On Math
Practical Classroom Strategies
In part 1, you'll experience problem-based learning as a student, solving challenging and engaging problems. Even math experts will have the chance to try something new.
In part 2, we'll look at the 3 vehicles of hands-on math instruction: number sentences, visual models, and story problems. You'll learn how you can use the 3 vehicles to teach any mathematical standard.
Part 3 covers planning and facilitation. We'll address the unique challenges to planning and conducting inquiry-based lessons. You'll learn to use our planning templates and rubrics to help your students collaborate and stay on task while learning through inquiry.
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Jeff is a lifelong educator who specializes in student-centered and authentic learning. Over a decade of classroom experience has taught him that students learn naturally when teachers create cultures of inquiry. He developed the 3-Bridges Design for Learning to support schools in exploring innovative practices within traditional school settings.
Jeff’s workshops and embedded coaching help teachers take an inquiry-based and personalized approach to instruction. He supports curriculum development and pedagogy in math, as well as EdTech integration and collaborative learning across subject areas.