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Mrs. Jeffries’ Classroom Edit display name

  • Danville Middle School
  • Danville, IN
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Research has shown that students who use hands-on methods tend to be more motivated, develop more precise and comprehensive representations, and understand and apply ideas more easily than students who do not. When a student has a concrete understanding of a math concept, he/she can use that knowledge to bridge to a more abstract (number/symbol-based) understanding of that concept. This leads to an increased ability in retaining math skills and applying them to the real world. Manipulatives have been found to decrease math anxiety. Students often struggle with mathematical concepts because they fear the subject matter and fail to see the usage in daily life. Having hands-on methods in math will lessen student anxiety by giving them a clear visual that not only helps them connect math concepts to the real world but also provides them with a "fun" way of doing so. My students will love having the opportunity to get their hands deep into math!

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Research has shown that students who use hands-on methods tend to be more motivated, develop more precise and comprehensive representations, and understand and apply ideas more easily than students who do not. When a student has a concrete understanding of a math concept, he/she can use that knowledge to bridge to a more abstract (number/symbol-based) understanding of that concept. This leads to an increased ability in retaining math skills and applying them to the real world. Manipulatives have been found to decrease math anxiety. Students often struggle with mathematical concepts because they fear the subject matter and fail to see the usage in daily life. Having hands-on methods in math will lessen student anxiety by giving them a clear visual that not only helps them connect math concepts to the real world but also provides them with a "fun" way of doing so. My students will love having the opportunity to get their hands deep into math!

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