# Math Manipulatives:

Making Math Come Alive

**Presenter:** Sharon Fisher

**When:** Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 2:30pm EST (11:30am Pacific)

**Duration:** 60 minutes

**Moderator:** Monique Cook

**Cost:** FREE

## About This Seminar

Because many students often view math as a set of rules to memorize, they learn to dislike the subject. Students need to be able to utilize their math skills as tools for use in God’s world. This seminar will provide ideas for teaching your student to understand and apply math effectively. The main goal of math instruction is to teach students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers who can apply mathematical ideas to a wide variety of situations. This goal is much different from instruction that relies on an aptitude for memory recall and drill. Teaching for understanding as a primary goal for your math instruction may require changes in your organization and teaching of math.

## Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to

- Identify the goals of elementary math instruction
- Recognize relevant methods of math instruction

## Who Should Attend

Home educators who are looking for ways to lay a solid foundation in math during the early years of educating their child