Teaching Tool offerings are short half-day workshops that provide focused practice using a variety of visual models which help students build conceptual understanding.


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Offering TitleSummaryDelivery methodPrerequisites?
Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts is a half-day, face-to-face workshop designed to help adult numeracy teachers appreciate how number lines are important visual representations, spanning levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). In addition, teachers will look at student work and discuss ways to integrate number lines into the classroom.

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Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Area Models

This half-day, face-to-face workshop is designed to help adult numeracy teachers understand how to use visual models across the levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). Area models and arrays are wonderful tools to help students see how the basic properties of addition and multiplication work, from whole numbers to binomials.

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Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Singapore Strips
Singapore strips—also called bar models or tape diagrams—are a powerful tool for visualizing a wide variety of mathematical situations. Tape diagrams are explicitly mentioned in the CCRSAE as a tool for reasoning with ratios, and they can be used for so much more. Through using them, students can improve their number sense, problem-solving skills, and confidence. In this half-day training, you will get a taste of myriad uses of Singapore strips and have a chance to try your hand at them yourself.
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