In a scaffolded series of lessons, students progress through three different levels of instruction: concrete, representational, and abstract. At the concrete level, they use objects (like pennies) to understand that a problem like 30 divided by 3 is the same as splitting 30 objects into three equal groups. At the representational level, they use pre-printed pictures to expand this understanding. Finally, they graduate to the abstract level, where they use numbers alone to answer the problem, or, if they’re unable to recall the answer, draw out the problem using tallies. Timed practice activities, motivational “pig games,” and practical word problems round out the instruction at each level.
|Restrict to SIM PD?||No|
|Gadget Bag Color||No|