I am delighted to be here in Richmond, BC, today presenting at the BCTF’s New Teachers’ Conference. I am doing a similar workshop to what I did at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention two weeks ago, but it is well worth the repeat in this city!

I cannot say enough how important it is for students to be able to visualize and represent numbers in many forms. This tool, the 100-dot array, offers one tool for students to be able to use regularly and thus internalize the number relationships that can be seen when using it.

As before, I am making the handouts available here for downloading:

- the session handout
- large 100 dot array
- 100 dot arrays – 4 per page
- 100 dot arrays – 6 per page
- 100 dot arrays – 12 per page
- “Anchor to 100” sheet

I will upload the extra large dot sheet (a quarter portion of the regular sized one) which can be made into a poster-sized array once I am home with access to my scanner. Watch for that in the next few days!

Let me know how things go with your students!

Mathematically yours,

Carollee

I am very interested in your downloadable math tools and manipulatives, but I get a message that the site is unavailable when I try to download them. Can I find them somewhere else?

Melissa, if you will email me your requested downloads I can send them to your directly 🙂