Visual and Conceptual Learning, Intrinsically Motivating.
Conceptua® Math engages students through effective pedagogy and the joy of successful learning. Students use multiple visual models and contextual learning to cultivate their understanding of mathematical topics. There are no dinosaurs or badges, but rather a series of educational discoveries. As students gain confidence with the Conceptua learning environment, their natural curiosity becomes the driving motivator.
Jeanie Heaslet, a 5th grade teacher, describes how Conceptua Math helps her students build conceptual understanding and have better conversations about math.
Conceptua Math uses visual and conceptual models to lead students from concrete representations to numeric procedures. Students work with Guided Lessons that include a variety of models chosen to reflect the finest research and support the Common Core Standards. Students work with story problems and skill building graphic representations as they develop the flexible thinking associated with good mathematicians. Each Guided Lesson is hand-crafted, sequenced from concrete to abstract learning.
Our expert-designed curriculum builds conceptual understanding through a deliberate instructional sequence. Carefully crafted lessons progress from concrete to representational to abstract (C-R-A). Students move from virtual manipulatives to number sentences and equations, building conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
Each topic within Conceptua Math also includes a set of Tool Investigations and one multi-step Real World Investigation. The Tool Investigations are student centered creative activities in which a student applies their knowledge in a technology environment. These investigations use artistic, online tools, including pattern blocks and colors on a grid, to give students an expressive way to demonstrate their understanding of fractions. Each Real World Investigation is a multi-faceted story problem in which students work with a data table to analyze a real world situation such as packing treats for a candy company, designing a sports complex, or planning a road trip. Students then apply their own data to personalize that situation.