Since receiving the materials for the Live Mathematical Classroom, Mrs. Cram and Mrs. Bose have been able to utilize the materials and educate the staff on its implementation school wide. Each math class is able to incorporate a more student centered and hands on approach to learning. During intervention time, they are able to meet the needs of all children.
The students are very receptive to the many tile activities and collection of games that provide practice in a multitude of mathematical strands. The independent tasks provide challenges that involve solving problems and require perseverance.
The Hanaford staff has received 25 tile sets and use of the Marcy Cook collection housed in the library. At a faculty meeting, teachers learned first hand how to incorporate the activities into their math instruction.
According to Mrs. Cram and Mrs. Bose, the grant allowed them to acquire the Live Mathematical Classroom program and has greatly enhanced their ability to focus on differentiation, use formative assessments, and enliven the teaching and learning of math.