PETE&C

Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Instruction

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I. Big Idea
Visual tools in mathematics foster deep understanding

II. The case for virtual manipulatives - Common Core Litmus Test
1. Make sense of problems :Find an entry point into the question, Represent using pictures and diagrams
2. Reason abstractly and Represent problems abstractly
3. Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning, use visual models to prove or critique
4. Model with Mathematics: use, graphs, flowcharts
5. Use tools appropriately, know when to use which tools
6. Attend to precision: Label units, calculate accurately
7. Recognize and use structures, patterns: Use drawings, tables, number lines
8. Express regularity in repeated reasoning: Use graphs to evaluate formulas and predict values

III. Math Skills and Virtual Manipulatives

BASE TEN BLOCKS
Kidspiration 3 (http://www.inspiration.com/kidspiration)
Math Learning Center (www.mathlearningcenter.org) Number Pieces App


Area Model multiplication



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Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Math Learning Center (www.mathlearningcenter.org) Number Pieces App

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DYNAMIC FRACTION TOOLS and NUMBER LINES
Kidspiration 3 (http://www.inspiration.com/kidspiration)
Math Learning Center (www.mathlearningcenter.org) Number line App
See Brainingcamp.com website for Fractions App



See Brainingcamp.com website for "Fractions" App
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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

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Multiplying Fractions


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COLOR TILES
Fact Families
See Brainingcamp.com website for "Color Tiles" App
Comparing Expressions


PATTERN BLOCKS
Symmetry

Repeating Patterns
See Brainingcamp.com website for "Pattern Blocks" App
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GEOBOARD
Area of Polygons, Shapes
See http://www.mathlearningcenter.org for "Geoboard" App
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WEBBING
Deconstruct word problems
See
**http://www.inspiration.com/freetrial**



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IV. Virtual Manipulative Resources

www.mathlearningcenter.org
BrainingCamp.com
Conceptua Math (App and Web
Sublime Learning
IXL
Mathletics
NLVM (Web)
http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/
http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/
http://nlvm.usu.edu/
http://www.ixl.com
http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards


http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/

www.inspiration.com



V. Closure
Questions
Comments
My contact information
Jesse Berg, MSIT, M.Ed.
www.thevisualleap.com
jesse@thevisualleap.com