A creative approach to math can engage students in problem-solving as well as build number sense and other foundational concepts.
"Limiting the use of creativity in the classroom reduces mathematics to a set of skills to master and rules to memorize. Doing so causes many children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for mathematics to disappear as they get older, creating a tremendous problem for mathematics educators who are trying to instill these very qualities."
Hartwig Meissner, Creativity in Mathematics Education
The Using Creative Technologies in Elementary Math guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to help you find new ideas and approaches that will work for your elementary students. Math is about numbers, but it can also be drawn, manipulated, interpreted, measured, and constructed.
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The strategies and lessons in this guide will help you engage students in mathematical thinking through creative technology tools.