I would like to discuss how math manipulatives integrate the UDL framework.
In my view they are good low technology example of UDL implementation, as they offer new ways to make abstract concepts visible. They are fun to work with and offer also ways to express knowledge.
Can anyone deepen the exploration and discussion?
I think it wasn't discussed here.
Good work for everyone
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Hey Kerry-
The Math PPT is GREAT! I love the kids explaining what worked for them and their thinking behind why. This is a great resource, particularly to raise awareness of the need for flexibility in all curriculum.
Thanks for sharing! Always usefull!
I felt the same! When I see children using math manipulatives I think that my math learning could have been much easier. I think that qualifies as one more testimony in favour of teaching trough a UDL approach!
I think manipulatives are key components in making math visible for students--all types of math. I have seen students use the same manipulatives (Cuisinaire rods) to concretize addition, subtraction, estimation at early grades. I have seen other students use these same manipulatives to do multiplication, algebra, and geometry. The key is making it clear (not just at the beginning of the year) what the symbols stand for. When learners can concretize what the symbols mean, they understand what to do, why to do it, and how. I wish I had been taught math with manipulatives!
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