Imagining the Math Manipulative Ladder

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Program Details

It’s time to dust off those math manipulatives that have been languishing in the classroom closet and reimagine how these powerful tools can be used to ignite your students’ interest and understanding of math concepts. Imagining the Math Manipulative Ladder will introduce K-8 teachers to the power of making math visible through math manipulatives. See how the same tools can be used at the elementary and middle school grade levels. Our first class meeting will be face-to-face with the remainder of the classes being delivered virtually. For your convenience, our virtual sessions will be conducted asynchronously with easy access for participants.

Dates: Face-to-Face Class: March 8, 2018, 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Class Sessions: March 22, April 26, and May 10, 2018

Location: MSiC Campus, Room C-15 and Virtual 

Eligibility:  All K-8 Math Educators, Special Education Math Specialists, and Math Counselors


  • Receive 20 relicensure points
  • Receive valuable classroom activities and materials including a manipulative tool kit
  • Explore the use of physical and virtual math manipulatives when working with students
  • Develop strategies to use math manipulatives to differentiate instruction; better serving student needs
  • Learn and utilize new technologies to work and communicate with colleagues and students
  • Enjoy networking and idea-sharing with colleagues; building a catalog of manipulatives, resources, and strategies for math manipulative implementation in your classroom


  • Free to full consortium member school divisions
  • $90.00 Institutional member school divisions
  • $180.00 all other participants



For registration information, contact Tawana Gilyard at (804) 343-6525 ext. 80221. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For program information, contact Daphne Schmidt (804) 343-6525 ext. 80246. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.