Understanding Place Value with DreamBox Virtual Manipulatives

Listen as Dr. Hudson shares how DreamBox lessons help students across different grade levels conceptually understand place value with whole numbers and decimals. He’ll demonstrate a few examples of how DreamBox’s adaptive lessons and virtual manipulatives ensure students build their own mental models of place value and successfully make the transition from concrete thinking to abstract reasoning.

Tim Hudson

VP of Learning for DreamBox Learning, Inc., Hudson is a learning innovator and education leader who frequently writes and speaks about learning, education, and technology. Prior to joining DreamBox, Hudson spent more than 10 years working in public education, first as a high school mathematics teacher and then as the K–12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for the Parkway School District, a K–12 district of over 17,000 students in suburban St. Louis. While at Parkway, Hudson helped facilitate the district’s long-range strategic planning efforts and was responsible for new teacher induction, curriculum writing, and the evaluation of both print and digital educational resources. Hudson has spoken at national conferences such as ASCD, SXSWedu, and iNACOL.