Teaching & Learning

Implementing the CRA Model in Math Classrooms (Level 1)

Unlock the power of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Model for teaching mathematics by learning what most purchased curricula don't tell you. Understand how, when and why to move students from concrete to representational to abstract problem-solving. This course is foundational for anyone who teaches mathematics to students in grades K through 8.

Format: Asynchronous Learning and Coaching Duration: 8 hours Facilitator: Ben Shaw

  • Introduction
  • 1a. Welcome & Overview
  • 1b: Tell Me, Teach Me, Involve Me
  • Envisioning
  • 2a. Video - What is math?
  • 2b: Reflection - What is math?
  • Concepts & Content
  • 3a: Concrete - Representational - Abstract (CRA)
  • 3b: Video - Here's the issue
  • 3c: Reflection - Here's the issue
  • 3d: Deepen your understanding
  • Application
  • 4a: Connecting to standards
  • 4b: CRA Lesson Plan
  • 4c: Implement - CRA Lesson Plan
  • 4d: Reflect - Implications for Future Practice
  • Course Evaluation
  • 5: Evaluation Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever