MM - 101 Maths Manipulatives & Digital Objects
101 Virtual Maths Manipulatives: including the TOOLKIT4MATHS & other digital objects.
If you want to transform your mathematics teaching by acquiring a suite of 101+ interactive virtual digital manipulatives and objects, then this is the course for you.
Use this course opportunity to learn how to best operate and apply all these tools.
The ‘Toolkit4maths’ ™ has 33 new dynamic tools that have been developed over the past 2 years, the course itself contains an additional 68 digital objects & interactives, delivering a grand total of 101+ to every course participant.
You’ll be the true digital mathematics teacher that every 21st. Century classroom now requires.
The Toolkit4maths ™ itself is an online portal containing a suite of powerful tools to help teachers build conceptual understanding in Mathematics for all students. In order to develop every student’s mathematical proficiency, teachers must systematically integrate the use of concrete and virtual manipulatives into classroom instruction at all class levels. Virtual manipulatives can be used as a part of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (C-R-A) learning cycle, which is a key and successful part of the mathematics approach in Singapore.
The Toolkit4maths™ contains a full suite of important mathematics tools for teacher modelling and demonstration of concepts, supporting more effective teaching and pupil learning in mathematics, right across the primary school.
The Toolkit4maths™ - Essential Features:
- 33 dynamic mathematics tools to enable better teaching and learning
- 25 Target Boards covering a range of topics
- Home access for all to assist lesson preparation
- Information guides included for all tools
- Suggested activities and applications for each tool
- Cloud delivery – no installation required
- Full technical support
- Immediate access
- Access anywhere, anytime
............. and there are a further 68 tools and digital objects within the course! - 101 in total.
This is truly an empowering and transformative course that will equip every participating teacher with the skills and tools to most effectively teach mathematics from September onwards.
You will become a true beacon for mathematical understanding.
Here is a selection of the tools that are available to use in the Toolkit4maths.
The online format of this course enables you to study at a time and place that best suits your own needs.
You can access your course from July 1st until August 20th.
Within this highly interactive web based course, a dynamic learning experience awaits, where you can interact with your fellow course participants through the in-course chat forums and communication tools provided by the CPD College learning system.
Our friendly and knowledgeable tutors actively support each course, providing expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants on chat questions and assignments which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response.
On successful completion of your course, you can download and print off your CPD record and certificate of completion.
We look forward to welcoming you to your course.
The aims of this e-learning course are:
- To present the pedagogy, benefits & case for teaching maths with technology, differentiating between virtual manipulatives and digital objects, and the place for both
- To familiarise teachers with 101 virtual manipulatives & digital objects, all HTML coded
- To verse teachers in the recommended approaches, methodologies and best practices for developing pupil mathematical skills through quality instructional sequences using virtual manipulatives and digital objects
- To champion the twin approach of combining virtual and physical objects simultaneously in mathematics teaching sequences
- To explore and create Maths lessons that are based on strong ‘Assessment for Learning’ principles, quality questioning and effective practices
- To have teachers consider and reflect on a range of evidence-based attributes, skills & high yield practices for maths
- To equip teachers with a suite of assessment approaches
- To showcase how ICT can help in mathematics teaching and learning
- To review selected research/literature/writings in maths to extrapolate good practice points
- To look at one’s own ‘Teacher Practice’ in Maths as part of the SSE process
|01 - NUMBER– Part 1: beginning with the pedagogy, principles & practices of effective mathematics teaching, we move on to virtual manipulatives for number, where we detail how to operate and incorporate the following interactive tools into teaching sequences: tools provided include Number Frames, Interactive Number lines, Bar Model Maker, Function Machine, 25 Target Boards for Number, Your own customisable target boards using our smart target board creator, Dice, Cuisenaire Rods, Ten Frames, Counting Stick etc. We provide reams of further digital objects that enable children to drill, practice & test themselves across number. We provide access to a digital repository of over 500 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language with definitions, examples & activities.|
|02 - NUMBER – Part 2: we provide further virtual manipulatives for numbers where we detail how to operate and incorporate the following into teaching sequences: tools provided include Maths Number Balance, Rekenrek, Addition Square, Interactive Hundred Chart, Interactive Multiplication Chart, Fraction Wall, Counters, Place Value Counters, Dienes Blocks etc. We provide reams of additional digital objects that enable children to drill, practice & test themselves across the strand units of number, along with lots of digital charts to support concept presentations & interrogation.|
|03 - MEASURES: well-designed maths activities, combined with strong lesson preparation and instructional strategies orientates everyone towards greater success. In reviewing and providing virtual manipulatives for measures, we detail how to operate and incorporate the following into teaching sequences: tools provided include Virtual Clocks, Timetables, Metric Balance, Euro Money, Simple Balance, Target Boards for Measures, Class Timers etc. We provide reams of additional digital objects that enable children to drill, practice & test themselves across the strand units of measures, along with dozens of digital posters that illustrate concepts and support teaching.|
|04 - SHAPE & SPACE: In reviewing and providing virtual manipulatives for shape & space, we detail how to operate and incorporate the following into teaching sequences: tools provided include Geometry 2D & 3D Shapes, Coordinates & Directions, Pattern Blocks, Tangrams, Protractor, Geoboards etc. We provide reams of additional digital objects that enable children to drill, practice & test themselves across the strand units of shape & space, along with dozens of great digital charts & explanatory posters to support lessons.|
|05 - DATA, CHANCE & ALGEBRA: In reviewing and providing virtual manipulatives for data, chance and algebra, we detail the following tools which are provided, to include various spinners, combinations of dice, survey and graphing tools etc. Our survey tool in particular allows a class teacher to gather survey data from the class, to input that data into the tool and then output the data as bar graphs, pie charts etc. to be analysed and interpreted by all. We provide lots of digital objects that enable children to drill, practice & test themselves across data analysis, chance and elements of algebra. Again – we provide lots of digital charts/posters for the strands above to be explored and assigned to schemes of work. Finally, we detail the electronic calculator and its place in classroom mathematics, along with ideas & activities that explore and embed appropriate usage.|
“I would like to thank everybody who has been involved in the facilitation of this course, it has, as always been superb. Very professionally run, superb resources and articles, as well as being easy to use. I do not look anywhere else when looking for a summer course because I know i will find exactly what I need with CPD College." - Rachael, 2020