While watching a how-to that features a step-by-step tutorial certainly can help, this video has something that I find much more helpful – a real-world scenario. It takes hands-on learning and makes it real, showing how a student can really benefit from math manipulatives!
From math to the language arts, this collection of activities offers a buffet of hands-on ideas. What a love about this page is the variety. The activities are created by teachers and education professionals, making the lessons beyond valuable – in terms of classroom learning.
Math is a subject that often falls by the wayside when it comes to hands-on learning. Sure, we know that a hands-on approach to art or science is ‘doable’. But, math is something that often comes across as more hands-off. I truly enjoyed the way that this article explains the reasoning behind using a hands-on approach to math education.
Sometimes (or, more than sometimes) you feel like justifying how you’re teaching is part of the job. This post provides an easy to understand background on some of the research into hands-on learning. For me, knowing the facts behind the success we see in students is a must-have.
I love the way that this article articulately, but easily, explains the basis of hands-on learning. It covers the why’s and how’s in a practical way. I can see how the information can quickly translate into classroom lessons (especially the tips for tactile learning).