Episode 4: Maths manipulatives with Marissa Cashmore
In this episode, Marissa steps out of the co-hosting chair to join Alex as a featured guest to discuss the use of physical manipulatives and materials to teach maths concepts and the importance of these for learners of all ages. Marissa shares her top 5 (plus a cheeky 6th) must-have materials for the maths classroom as well as some great task recommendations.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
1. Marissa's maths manipulatives list - link
2. A blog by Marissa about manipulatives - link
3a. Four Cube Houses task - link
3b. Four Cube Houses, Marissa's post - link
4a. Chicken Scramble game in Growing Mathematically (page 36) - link
4b. Chicken Scramble, Marissa's post - link
5. Book about learning goals: Active Learning through Formative Assessment – Shirley Clarke
6. Conceptual PlayWorlds keynote by Professor Marilyn Fleer - link
Oh, and here's the dessert menu that Marissa selected from - link
Thank you for listening to this podcast episode which is part of a seven part series airing in the lead up to the International Day of Mathematics which, in 2024, is celebrating the theme 'Playing with maths'.
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