Whether students realize it or not, geometry is all around them. Whether it’s through architecture, interior design, engineering, urban planning, or even fashion design, geometry touches many parts of students’ lives and possible future careers, and the spatial reasoning that undergirds this subject is essential for students’ academic success. When used correctly, manipulatives are excellent tools to help make geometric concepts more tangible for students without ever having to leave your classroom.
In this course, you will learn a number of techniques for using manipulatives to teach geometric concepts to students of all grade levels. You’ll explore a wide variety of physical and virtual manipulatives to determine which ones will be most beneficial for your students and your lesson plans. In addition, you’ll develop strategies to connect the study of geometry to other disciplines such as language arts, project-based learning, and other creative endeavors.
Using the tools and techniques from this course, you will be able to instill vital geometric
principles in your students that will not only help them succeed academically, but give them
spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills they can use throughout their lives.