Perhaps a few years ago (maybe 2018?) I first bumped into Mathigon. It was a beautifully designed website calling itself the “Textbook of the Future”. The books, games, and virtual manipulatives are so wonderfully created that they make math look joyful…which it is! Well…Mathigon continues to add to its website, making it one of the […]

# Tag: virtual manipulatives

When do you know it’s time to try something different in your math lesson? For me, I knew the moment I read this word problem to my fifth-grade summer school students: “On average, the sun’s energy density reaching Earth’s upper atmosphere is 1,350 watts per square meter. from Pocket Here is where I got this […]

While nothing can adequately replace the REAL thing, virtual manipulatives play an essential role in a student’s journey towards developing a profound understanding of mathematics. That’s a bold claim! Let’s go a little deeper… You’ve heard of CPA? Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract. Sometimes it is referred to as CRA. (Concrete – Representational – Abstract) […]