Archive for August, 2014

I had a great conversation with Mary Keeney, Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services, about demonstrating my manipulatives to her and her colleagues during the first week in October. Ms. Keeney informed me that she will provide an exact time, location, and date after she plans the demonstration with her colleagues. In addition to our discussion about Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives, she suggested the websites and as possible resources to help my students.

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I received confirmation from Dr. Nicky Ice that my proposal to present at the 2014 Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference on Thursday, October 16th has been accepted. My presentation will stress how my manipulatives can be used to address the Common Core. The timing of the conference is perfect because teachers and students are going to need all possible means to help ALL students achieve mastery of their rigorous math standards.

Jane Gay, Director of the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology, offered to provide information about my math manipulatives to the Area Agencies on Education AT Liaisons and the itinerant teachers who work with most if not all of the K-12 blind students in Iowa. Due to the distance from Georgia and with the 2014-15 school year upon us, I sincerely appreciate her help. Because of the increasing rigor of math standards, I hope to provide teaching strategies to teachers that will make a difference for many students’ education in Iowa!