Technology-Based Model Drawing

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

It’s yet another great technology find!!  I was just in a training for model drawing, and I was reminded of a GREAT website for learning and teaching model drawing.  If you haven’t checked out Thinking Blocks, you will definitely want to.  One of the great features is the Watch Video component.  It’s like having your own model-drawing tutor, so if you are a little foggy on how to draw models, it’s for you!  One note, while you can choose the range of numbers you want to use, the smallest range is 0-50 so it might not be a good fit for Kinder or 1st Grade.  Get in there and play around with it!

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Amy B

    wow, thanks! I am going to play around with it! We need someone in your position at our school! Thanks Donna!
    Amy Burton

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Amy! It is a dream job for me, and I am more than happy to share anything I can!

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  2. Laura Candler

    Donna, thanks so much for sharing this! It’s awesome and I know that it would be particularly terrific with an interactive whiteboard. I don’t currently have a math class, but if I did, I would model it on the white board and set it up to be used in math centers. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Yes, Laura, you are SO right about using this with an interactive white board! I know some of our teachers are doing that. Still looking forward to the day when we have interactive white boards in every classroom. 🙂

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  3. Anonymous

    This blends beautifully with our Pearson Envision math curriculum. Thanks SO much for sharing!

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  4. Andrea McEvoy

    Thanks so much for sharing this website! It is going to be a great addition to my math class…I am so fortunate to have a Smart board! I can’t wait to play around with it!

    Andrea
    One Teacher’s Take

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  5. Anonymous

    Thank you so much! I haven’t been completely trained in the Singapore method, and struggle with my own math reasoning. The thinking block site will help my teaching.

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    • Donna Boucher

      It’s a great resource!

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