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Math Teaching K-12

Why Common Core math problems look so weird

There's a pretty good reason why parents are confused by their kids' new math homework.

Classroom Resources

The Sherrill Library has a special resource for educators, therapists, counselors to use called the Teaching Resource Center, which is a collection of manipulatives, textbooks, picture books, leveled readers and juvenile fiction and non fiction.

The most effective way to search the collection is to go to the FLO catalog, select the "Advanced Search" option and scroll down the "Location" tab option to find "Lesley-Sherrill Teaching Resources Collection".  Once you have that highlighted, go back above to the search box and start searching!



Manipulatives refer to various objects or materials that students can touch and move around in order to help them learn key educational or social/emotional concepts.

Beginning math [game] : roll & learn Description: 2 cubes, 24 2-sided game cards, 1 resource guide (1 sheet) : col.cubes with vinyl pockets ; in clear carry bag, 23 x 12 x 12 cm.

Algeblocks [kit]1 set of approx. 120 colored plastic blocks (in plastic bags in clear plastic box); 4 plastic factor tracts, 12 mats, 3 sets of activity cards (16 cards ea. + 2 answer cards), 1 Learning About Algeblocks booklet (15 p. ; 22 cm.), in cardboard box (35 x 32 x 5 cm.); 1 teacher's guide in binder (104 p.).

Blokus [game].  1 game (1 gameboard, 84 game pieces) : plastic, col. ; in container 35 x 35 x 6 cm. + 1 instruction sheet.

Magnetic apple fractions [realia]4 apples (10 pieces) : plastic, col. ; in box 27 x 26 x 9 cm. + 1 activity guide ([4] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)