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Using Manipulatives in the Math Classroom 2019-20

(This is a repeat session from 2018-19.  It is a two day series.  Participants are asked to register separately for each day they are available to attend.)


Manipulative use is recommended because it is supported by both learning theory and educational research in the classroom.  Manipulatives help students learn by allowing them to move from concrete experiences to abstract reasoning.  This two day series will focus on using manipulatives to help students connect ideas and integrate their knowledge so that they gain a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.  Manipulatives explored during this session include unifix cubes, pattern blocks, tangrams, base ten blocks, Cuisenaire rods, two-color counters, and playing cards.



Heather Kowalski, COP ESD Math Consultant


Char-Em ISD Professional Learning Focus Area

Collective Teacher Efficacy


5D+ Target Dimensions

Student Engagement (SE), Curriculum & Pedagogy, Assessment for Student Learning


Target Audience

Teachers grades K-8, Title and special education teachers, and paraprofessionals


Learner Outcomes

Participants will

  • deepen their own understanding of the importance of using manipulatives.
  • participate in activities to experience learning with manipulatives.
  • leave with new ideas to try with students.

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

Pending approval, SCECHs will be available for this training. Information will be provided at the workshop.


Substitute Reimbursement

Reimbursement for a substitute will be provided for all teachers from districts within the Char-Em ISD service area who indicate yes for sub reimbursement during registration.


Registration for staff outside of Char-Em ISD and COP ESD service area
Based on space availability, there will be a registration fee of $75 for any participants from outside Char-Em ISD and COP ESD service area. Payment is due upon receipt of registration confirmation. Payments should be made to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD and sent to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, 08568 Mercer Blvd, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

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