Toolkit: Connecting Math with Students

Meet Prince George’s County teacher Lawrence Williams

Lawrence Williams is a fifth grade math teacher at Springhill Elementary School in Prince George’s County. What are some of the things in his toolkit?

HOBERMAN SPHERE (See photo above) The bright colors of the Hoberman sphere grab students’ attention and expose multiple geometric shapes when the sphere is extended.

CUISENAIRE RODS Cuisenaire rods are colorful and can be assigned any value. These are great manipulatives when teaching fractions and divisors.