Math Teaching Resources

Rick Ludeman

Recently I read an ASCD article about fostering creativity that described a technique called visual thinking strategies or VTS. Initially created to explore aesthetic development in children, VTS is a teaching method centered on open-ended yet highly-structured discussions of visual art. It engages students in an enriching experience that not only builds creativity but also develops critical thinking and communication skills.

Rick Ludeman

Number Pieces helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computational skills with multi-digit numbers. Young learners can represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Number Pieces also gives them a drawing tool to label representations and show their understanding.

Rick Ludeman

Information Age Education is a nonprofit project of Dr. Dave Moursund, a lifelong contributor to technology in education and founding MLC board member. The organization’s goal to improve education is reflected in a number of initiatives including:

Rick Ludeman

On November 2nd combined downloads of the Geoboard and Number Rack apps from MLC exceeded 50,000, many from around the globe. In addition, thousands of users have accessed the web versions of these virtual manipulatives.

"We're gratified that these online

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The Number Rack, or Rekenrek, was designed to support the natural mathematical development of children and specifically to help them generate a variety of addition and subtraction strategies.

Our free activity book, Using the Rekenrek as a Visual Model for Strategic Reasoning in

Rick Ludeman

The Math and the Mind's Eye series has been correlated to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Content. In addition to an overall map of how the series meets CCSSM, a correlations document was created for each of the 14 units.

"Math and the Mind's Eye

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MLC is pleased to announce the release of our Geoboard App, available at no charge from the iApps Store in iTunes and as a free web application.

"This is the second application in what will eventually be a full series of virtual manipulatives, all of which will retain the open-ended nature of

Rick Ludeman

MLC announces the continuation of our Number Corner and Math and the Mind's Eye donation programs.

"Over the years we have benefited tremedously from educators sharing their suggestions and comments, and talking to their colleagues about our offerings.  Our donation

Rick Ludeman

MLC announces the release of the Number Rack App available at no charge from the iApps Store in iTunes and as a free Web application.

"This is the first in a series of free applications we plan to develop as we continue to integrate more technology into our offerings." said Dan Raguse,

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