Learning centers provide students the opportunity to explore math concepts in various ways helping them to make necessary connections. In early education settings, manipulatives help young students to interact with the math concepts. Technology can be a powerful tool to teach and reinforce skills and concepts.
For this assignment, interview one K-3 teacher about the use of manipulatives, technology, and centers in his or her classroom to reinforce math concepts. Include the following questions in the interview:
After your interview, observe and assist your mentor teacher with instruction in your field experience classroom. Take note of any strategies used to engage, motivate, and differentiate for students.
Discuss, with your mentor teacher, creating your own learning centers for the class based on the state’s mathematics standards the class is currently working on. Arrange to implement your learning centers in your next clinical field experience.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations and interview:
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.