Teaching & Learning

Implementing the C.R.A. Model in Math Classrooms (Level 1)

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