Blocks, Math & Manipulatives:  Building and Learning

Blocks, Math & Manipulatives: Building and Learning

If you are employed in a state that uses a registry to track professional development hours, you will be able to provide your registry ID (Stars, MOPID, Registry or other ECE ID#) after you have completed the quiz for the course. If you pass the quiz we will report your course completion to the state registry using the registry ID that you provide.
Blocks, math and manipulatives are sometimes three separate centers but often combined in a variety of ways. This course explores the materials that may be included in all three centers. What are the differences? What are the similarities? Included are tips and activities for various ages to make the most of all three areas. Course length  – 1.0 hour.
The course answers the following questions:
  • What materials should be in the blocks center?
  • What materials should be in the math center?
  • What materials should be in the manipulatives center?
  • What is the difference between a block and a manipulative?
  • How can I get more girls to enjoy the block center?
  • Should the centers be combined and if so, in what ways will that work?
  • What are some great activities for these centers for MY age group?


Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Create centers for blocks math and manipulatives with age appropriate materials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to write lesson plans using these centers in ways to draw out every teaching opportunity.
  • Explain the importance of using math in all kinds of ways and not just in the math center.
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