Colo. first-graders use blocks, beads to learn math concepts

05/16/2014 | Pine River Times (Bayfield, Colo.)

First-grade students at a Colorado elementary school are learning to count by fours, fives and up to 10s by stringing beads together and forming blocks. Teachers recently told the local school board that the hands-on activities are increasing engagement and learning. "Once children learn how to use the materials, the teacher becomes more of an observer and facilitator, rather than the center of the classroom," said math coach Carolyn Striker.

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Pine River Times (Bayfield, Colo.)

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