Ch 48: FTCE Math: Manipulatives & Models in the Classroom

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The Manipulatives & Models in the Classroom chapter of our FTCE Math study guide outlines strategies to help teachers incorporate technology into the classroom. Check out the latest while you study for the FTCE Math exam.

FTCE Math: Manipulatives & Models in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Back in the day, teachers were fortunate if they had an overhead projector to use in the classroom. That was when the teacher sent a student to the AV room to get the projector and hoped that another teacher hadn't already checked it out. Times have changed, and so has the availability of technological tools. As you work through these lessons in preparation for answering related FTCE Math exam questions, look for the following information:

  • Using technology in a math class
  • How to use manipulatives in the classroom
  • How to use MS Excel and math game apps in a math class
  • The Promethean Board and higher-level questions in math
  • Answering word problems using manipulatives
  • Strategies for using advance organizers
  • Using technology to empower students, common tools

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10 Lessons in Chapter 48: FTCE Math: Manipulatives & Models in the Classroom
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Math Technology in the Classroom

1. Math Technology in the Classroom

Teachers use lots of tools to keep students engaged and active learners. Math class is no exception, and technology is a great way to hook learners. This lesson examines how math technology can be used in pre-K through 12 classrooms.

Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

2. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Using Excel in the Classroom

3. Using Excel in the Classroom

This lesson discusses several advantages to using Microsoft Excel in both the elementary and secondary classrooms. It will also offer several lesson ideas for using the software.

Using Math Game Apps with Students

4. Using Math Game Apps with Students

Using games as an educational tool isn't a new concept, but using apps to engage learners is.In this lesson, you'll get up-to-date information about apps that can be used to supplement the math classroom.

Higher Level Questions for Math

5. Higher Level Questions for Math

An important part of teaching includes asking questions. Teachers need to push students to think deeply by asking high-level questions. In this lesson, learn what high-level questions are and how to apply them to teaching math.

What Is a Promethean Board?

6. What Is a Promethean Board?

Promethean Boards are a type of technology being integrated into classrooms more frequently. This lesson will introduce you to the Promethean Board and help you see why it's becoming such a valuable tool.

How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

7. How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

After watching this video lesson, you will see what a math manipulative is, how you can use almost anything as a math manipulative, and how you can use these manipulatives to help you solve word problems.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

8. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

Empowering Students with Technology

9. Empowering Students with Technology

As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, teachers have new ways to empower student learning. This lesson will explain how technology can be used to empower students.

Classroom Technology Tools

10. Classroom Technology Tools

In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.

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