Free Math Apps  Math Learning Center  1 views
Clever Ways to Use Math Manipulatives with EdTech to Facilitate Deeper Learning  3 views

"Manipulatives are objects that allow learners to interact with mathematical concepts. The learner changes the manipulative in some way, and the manipulative provides informative feedback. Research suggests that using maniuplatives (physical or virtual) has a positive effect on student achievement.
Check out how ST Math educators incorporate physical manipulatives with education technology to provide different ways to explore math concepts and facilitate deeper learning:"
Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts  Scholastic.com  4 views

"I was not one of those LEGO® kids growing up. Sure, my brothers had LEGO bricks, and every so often I'd kidnap some tiny LEGO men for a makebelieve game. But I didn't truly appreciate the engineering capacity of those studded plastic bricks. They were just so rigidly rectangular!
As an adult, I've come to appreciate LEGO, both for its rectilinear aesthetic, and even more so, for its mathematical might. In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibilitypacked math manipulative! Read on for a sampling of math activities that use LEGO pieces to build and reinforce key math concepts."
Recently, a MIND Research Institute psychologist, mathematician and education researcher teamed up to explore decades of research into how our bodies can be involved in learning, and the ways that technology makes it easier than ever to put these powers to use in the classroom. This infographic presents highlights of what they found."