Math Models

Teachers and parents are urged to offer learners a supplement to textbook algorithms and practice exercises by using the basic approach of active learning, problem solving, and collaborative thinking when teaching with these Rainbow Math Models.

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Learning Circles

Rainbow Math Models are designed to engage feelings learners who need to build a physical model, image learners who need to represent a mental model, and language learners who need to hear, read, or write a number model.

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Learning Design

A resource for teachers and students of teaching who want to apply constructivist learning theory to the design of educational experiences.



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Welcome!

The Prairie Rainbow Company started many years ago when a group of teacher educators on the North Dakota prairie began to think about educating a new generation of teachers. The key elements were teacher induction, professional development, constructivist learning design, and portfolio assessment. Since these themes were all important for mathematics education, the development of Math Models came initially and then was followed by developing professional learning communities among teachers and writing about student learning for teachers.

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