Berkeley Everett is a K-5 Math Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and a Math Consultant who develops new digital math tools, curriculum, and teacher training materials.
Math Visuals was created as a resource for fellow math educators, and seeks to:
- uncover patterns that are foundational to Elementary Math
- give multiple access points to engage everyone in discussion
- inspire educators and students to invent their own visualizations of math concepts
Want to create your own visuals? I use Apple’s Keynote to create my visuals, and hope to inspire you to create your own. Check out Part 2 for Keynote basics and learn how to create a printout (like flashcards). Check out Part 3 for an intro to animating with Keynote. Use the templates for a head start!
PDF with Template Links: Download Here
Part 1: Introduction and Educational Philosophy
Part 2: Keynote Basics and Creating Printouts
Part 3: Creating Animations
Links to Inspiring Visualizers
Also check out these amazing educators (links below) who are creating their own inspiring visuals – and in Cathy’s case, showing you how with her free ebook, which you can find here.
New ideas? Questions?
Some of My Many Inspirations:
- Dragonbox Apps: Interactive and playful number sense learning. Website
- Kyle Pearce: Wizard of Keynote animations. Twitter Website
- Annie Fetter: The “Notice/Wonder” guru. Video about Notice/Wonder Twitter
- Graham Fletcher: Visualizer of elementary math content and “upside down” hundreds chart visionary. Twitter Post about 100s chart Website
- Brian Bushart: Master of twitter collaboration. Website Same/Different
- Jo Boaler: Leader of the Mathematical Mindset revolution. Website Twitter
The visuals on this site are inspired by manipulatives, visuals, and ideas created by other people, and I am grateful for the collaboration of people who interact with me on Twitter and over email.