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Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics


NCETM CPD Standard

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives.
Manipulatives - or 'objects to think with' - include counters, interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods, tiles and more. Research suggests that their use is beneficial to mathematical understanding, and can help student retention, problem solving and reasoning.
This two day, residential, hands-on, practical experience is suitable for all teachers of mathematics in secondary school.
Sessions include:

  • the amazing world of interlocking cubes
  • a hundred and one things to do with dice and dominos
  • games on geoboards
  • bar modelling
  • proof by origami
  • optional evening session: playing a selection of mathematical games

Outcomes

  • explore a variety of resources available for use in secondary mathematics
  • develop methods for using manipulatives to enhance mathematical understanding and communication
  • explore the wealth of resources freely available on the National STEM Learning Centre eLibrary which can be used in conjunction with manipulatives

Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Lecturer, Newly Qualified Teacher, Teacher, Teacher Educator, Trainee Teacher

Contact Details:

enquiries@stem.org.uk

Time

Frequency:

Once Only

Date:

12 March 2019 09:30 to 13 March 2019 16:00

Map

Venue

The National STEM Learning Centre
Siwards Way
University of York
YO10 5DD


 
 
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