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
On Day 1, participants will engage in problem-based learning activities involving visual models, number sentences, and word problems.
On day 2, participants will explore planning and facilitating problem-based lessons, using Van De Walle’s 3-part workshop model. *Bring your unit plans and pacing guides
Each participant receives a copy of Hands-On Math: Level 1 Workbook, which includes planning templates and licensed reproducibles for classroom use.
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.